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(The Atlantic Wire)   Having solved all the world's other problems, the Wall Street Journal contemplates whether marshmallow fluff belongs on sweet potatoes   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 57
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2012-11-22 12:34:24 PM
Abomination.
 
2012-11-22 12:35:21 PM
Yet another article asking a question whose answer is a resounding "NO"
 
2012-11-22 12:36:10 PM
Yeah.... no
 
2012-11-22 12:37:21 PM
No. Don't be nasty.
 
2012-11-22 12:38:06 PM
Since when was the WSJ designated to solving world problems?
 
2012-11-22 12:38:49 PM
Mini marshmallows, not marshmallow fluff.
 
2012-11-22 12:39:30 PM
sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, honey, salt. anything else is just wrong.
 
2012-11-22 12:39:56 PM
How about some info on whether a single farker who will be spending this weekend alone should just eat the fluff right out of the jar; by itself!?

Oh and thanksgiving in November.. that's just weird
 
2012-11-22 12:40:34 PM
Stop putting dumb stuff in your mouth!


/fat people have weird brains...
 
2012-11-22 12:40:54 PM
Some butter and salt is all you ever need to put on a sweet potato.
 
2012-11-22 12:41:31 PM

katerbug72: Mini marshmallows, not marshmallow fluff.


There we go.

Sweet potatoes with mini marshmallows... yum... like Mama used to make.

Crud. Now I'm hungry.
 
2012-11-22 12:43:26 PM
Why would you add sugar to something that was already pretty sweet to begin with? Nothing much is needed besides heat and salt.
 
2012-11-22 12:43:46 PM
Dark chocolate (>70%) and/or almond butter.
 
2012-11-22 12:46:12 PM
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2012-11-22 12:46:24 PM
I agree, although they tend to be sweeter when baked vs. nuked.

adenosine: Why would you add sugar to something that was already pretty sweet to begin with? Nothing much is needed besides heat and salt.

 
2012-11-22 12:46:27 PM
I'm still wondering why you insist that sweet potatoes are food. They taste like soap to me.
 
2012-11-22 12:47:07 PM
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2012-11-22 12:47:19 PM
shiat, no, man, I believe you'd get your ass kicked doing something like that man.
 
2012-11-22 12:48:08 PM

wildcardjack: I'm still wondering why you insist that sweet potatoes are food. They taste like soap to me.


If you hadn't been such a foul mouthed little kid, you wouldn't know what soap tastes like.
 
2012-11-22 12:48:18 PM
Go ahead.. I ain't eating sweet potatoes or yams.

Yeah, yeah, yeah..... The more for you all.
 
2012-11-22 12:51:23 PM

Too Pretty For Prison: sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, honey, salt. anything else is just wrong.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
when they're cooked properly, yeah.

marshmallows are a po' folk tradition, and a very nice comfort food one.

marshmallow fluff is just being lazy, though. don't put that crap on there.
 
2012-11-22 12:53:02 PM
I'm thankful that I live in a country where important topics like this can be discussed in freedom and without fear of persecution.
 
2012-11-22 12:55:45 PM
I'll put whatever I durn well please on my sweet potatoes. For 25 years now my wife has made them with mini marshmallows on top, and the 21 or so years before that, never ate the damn things. Love the way my wife makes em. Proud to be an American!!!

Happy Turkey Day all!!!
 
2012-11-22 12:57:06 PM
I like to believe Marshmallow fluff is just Stay Puft jizz in jars.

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2012-11-22 01:05:50 PM

Too Pretty For Prison: sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, honey, salt. anything else is just wrong.


When making a proper southern sweet potato casserole, one must never forget a couple tablespoons of orange juice. It's absolutely essential.

As for the topping? Either big-ass marshmallows (xkcd) or pecans.
 
2012-11-22 01:06:23 PM
Subby should have stated the headline in the form of a rhetorical question as the answer is resoundingly "No."

Marshmallow "fluff" does not belong on anything, not even an ice cream sundae or banana split. It makes other petroleum-based food-like products seem like nutritional and aesthetic heaven by comparison.

I'm afraid I am going to have to deduct points from Subby for this, but I don't want to be pedantic, so I will forgive the points this time. Next time: rhetorical question which is obviously answered "NO!"
 
2012-11-22 01:07:04 PM
DNRTFA

But I threw up a little in mah mouth just imagining that.
Just, no.

/That is all.
//Carry on.
 
2012-11-22 01:07:59 PM

Son of Thunder: katerbug72: Mini marshmallows, not marshmallow fluff.

There we go.

Sweet potatoes with mini marshmallows... yum... like Mama used to make.

Crud. Now I'm hungry.


Marshmallow Fluff is for making Fluffernutters and nothing else.
 
2012-11-22 01:08:50 PM
Sweet potatoes don't belong on sweet potatoes. Yuck.
 
2012-11-22 01:11:30 PM

Pocket Ninja: Sweet potatoes don't belong on sweet potatoes. Yuck.


They call them "Sweet potatoes" because no one would eat them if their name was accurate... "Ass Potatoes".
 
2012-11-22 01:15:17 PM

Gunderson: Since when was the WSJ designated to solving world problems?


I was wondering that exact same thing.... Last time I checked, journalists aren't scientists or doctors or lawmakers....

Apparently the headline writer is too sleepy from eating turkey is all I can figure.
 
2012-11-22 01:27:32 PM
Please.....15 pounds is going right to your asses anyway, so does it really matter what you shovel down your maws?

Eat, drink, be merry, STFU and eat your green bean casserole.
 
2012-11-22 01:29:34 PM
The only acceptable use of sweet potatoes is fried in duck fat.
 
2012-11-22 01:33:49 PM

scotzrewl: Go ahead.. I ain't eating sweet potatoes or yams.

Yeah, yeah, yeah..... The more for you all.


Seconded.

/ my reaction to them is almost as bad as my reaction to caraway seeds...
 
2012-11-22 01:39:44 PM
I never heard of marshmallow fluff until I met someone from the East Coast who enjoyed that stuff.

/guess it's an East Coast thing?
 
2012-11-22 01:43:38 PM
This is the only correct way of serving Sweet Potatoes (or Yams):

Sweet Potato (or Yam) Casserole

May be prepared ahead. Just reheat and serve. This has a beautiful glaze.

2 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes (or yams) - peeled, cooked, and cut into irregular shaped pieces
1/2 cup brown sugar - packed
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
1 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 cup prepared orange juice

Cut potatoes into bite sized pieces and place in 2 quart casserole.

Mix remaining ingredients in saucepan. Heat and stir unti it boils and thickens. Pour over potatoes. Cover and bake in 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes. Remove cover for last few minutes if desired. Serves 8.

Note: This can be made using 2 cans 19 oz. (540 ml) each, drained sweet potatoes, cut into chunks.
 
2012-11-22 01:44:26 PM
Candied Yams:

1 Can Bruce's Sweet Potatoes, cut up into smaller pieces and placed in a small casserole dish
1 cup of packed brown sugar spread on top of the sweet potatoes
1/2 stick of butter sliced into pieces then evenly spaced on top of the brown sugar
1 package of large marshmallows even placed on top of the casserole.

Bake at 350 degrees for approaximately 45 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown

YUM!

Every Thanksgiving and Christmas or my family revolts
 
2012-11-22 01:46:21 PM
Let's face it, most Thanksgiving food is barely above the level of lunchlady Doris. The best thing anybody ever says to somebody doing a turkey is "hey, nice job, it's not totally dry". That's like congratulating a parent for having a kid that's not totally retarded. If that's the best thing you can say about a food, it's just not that good.

Sweet potatoes are good, but STOP putting sweet on sweet on sweet. Do something different. Roast for 45 minutes in a marinade of olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin, garlic, chili powder and cinnamon. Your guests will appreciate a lighter Moroccan flavour profile. A very similar marinade works for carrots too.

I love mashed potatoes, but if they come from a box, I will have to take you out behind the chemical sheds and shoot you - for your own good. Add cream cheese, garlic and butter; and you've elevated this dish far beyond library paste.

And finally, a note on dessert. Why do we insist on a heavy pumpkin pie after eating an overly rich dinner? Most pumpkin pies are ass to begin with. Balance your meal with something lighter. I do a strawberry, mango and ginger pie that works great - also works as a good crumble if you're not adept at pie crust. Sits much lighter, and the spicy notes from the ginger go very well with post-dinner coffee or tea.

fark Turkey!
 
2012-11-22 01:47:54 PM

Pennsylvania Dutch Oven:

fark Turkey!


Maybe a jizz injection would make it halfway moist.
 
2012-11-22 01:54:50 PM
Having solved all the world's other problems, Subby has the free time to submit a thread where he apparently assumes that it is the responsibility of news media to solve all of the world's problems.
 
2012-11-22 01:56:19 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I like to believe Marshmallow fluff is just Stay Puft jizz in jars.

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That's the funniest thing I've seen today.
 
2012-11-22 01:57:28 PM

katerbug72: Son of Thunder: katerbug72: Mini marshmallows, not marshmallow fluff.

There we go.

Sweet potatoes with mini marshmallows... yum... like Mama used to make.

Crud. Now I'm hungry.

Marshmallow Fluff is for making Fluffernutters and nothing else.


Oh, you need Fluff, Fluff, Fluff
To Make a Fluffernutter
Marshmallow Fluff
And lots o' peanut butter...
 
2012-11-22 01:58:12 PM

BubbaJones: Candied Yams:

[terrible recipe omitted]

Every Thanksgiving and Christmas or my family revolts


This breaks like every rule of good cooking. Using canned vegetables when fresh ones are in cheap, abundant supply. Putting sugar in two different forms on an already sweet food. Adding butter for no good reason. The only way I could see it getting worse is involving a can of condensed soup.
 
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2012-11-22 02:07:35 PM
No.
 
2012-11-22 02:11:51 PM

wildcardjack: I'm still wondering why you insist that sweet potatoes are food. They taste like soap to me.


You're supposed to rinse them after washing them.
 
2012-11-22 02:22:35 PM

adenosine: BubbaJones: Candied Yams:

[terrible recipe omitted]

Every Thanksgiving and Christmas or my family revolts

This breaks like every rule of good cooking. Using canned vegetables when fresh ones are in cheap, abundant supply. Putting sugar in two different forms on an already sweet food. Adding butter for no good reason. The only way I could see it getting worse is involving a can of condensed soup.


I don't give a shiat about your rules. It tastes good, family likes it, fark off. 

//Willing to bet that every now and then, you eat fast food, which also breaks every food rule so shut up asshat
 
2012-11-22 02:59:28 PM
Peel them, cut them into pieces, boil or steam them until soft. Do the same with some carrots. Mash together with salted butter and a pinch of Chinese 5 spice. That is all you need to do. Yummy.
 
2012-11-22 02:59:35 PM
Can you make vodka from sweet potatoes?
 
2012-11-22 03:06:54 PM
Little toasted mini-marshmallows.
 
2012-11-22 03:30:31 PM
no Sweet potatoes are sweet enough, they need no additional sweetness

that would be like eating a product called DIABETUS and adding it to everything healthy just cause
 
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