When John and I were home for Christmas, my brother and his wife took us to this restaurant called The Texas Roadhouse. I understand that this is a chain restaurant, however, there are none by us in LA, so I was unfamiliar with it. My rib plate was especially delicious, mostly due to my "loaded" sweet potato. For weeks after this meal I fantasized of sinking my fork into a potato as luscious and sinful as that one. Then I thought, can't I duplicate this at home? Not quite, but I came close. In fact, had I never tasted the Texas Roadhouse version, I'd think I was a genius.
Here's the recipe for Kristen's Faux-Roadhouse Sweet Potato:
1 large sweet potato or yam
1 T. butter (I suppose you could use margarine...)
1/2 t. vanilla
1 t. cinnamon
3 t. brown sugar
handful of mini marshmallows
Just poke a hole or two in the sweet potato and microwave it for 10-12 minutes, or until it's tender and easy to cut with a knife. After that, just microwave the butter for 15-20 seconds or until melted. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla and mix. Go ahead and cut down the center of your potato in the shape of a cross, so you can squeeze it open. Spoon in the sugary-buttery mixture and smear it over the top too. Stuff those mini marshmallows in the potato so they're flowing out of the top. Pop the potato into your broiler (on some aluminum foil) for 1 minute or so until the marshmallows get golden brown (make sure you stay close!).
eat it. love it. i do!