My daughter has been looking for a recipe for sweet potato kugel and cannot find one in any cookbook. I thought you might know how to make this dish. If you do, would you mind printing it? She reads your column every week.
What a great mother! The fact that your daughter could have written this request herself didn't stop you from doing the good motherly thing and making sure she has everything she needs.
Thank You Mom Sweet Potato Kugel
1/2 stick unsalted butter, plus additional butter to grease the pan
4 cups peeled and grated uncooked sweet potatoes
1 1/2 cups milk
2 / 3 cup honey
2 / 3 cup currants
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3 eggs, well-beaten
finely chopped almonds for garnish (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish. Melt the 1/2 stick of butter in a saucepan large enough to hold all the ingredients.
Add the rest of the ingredients except for the eggs and nuts for garnish. Cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture in thoroughly heated.
Remove the saucepan from the heat.
Add the beaten eggs in stages, beating the whole mixture well after each addition. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake approximately 40 minutes until the kugel is puffy and firm. If desired, sprinkle with chopped nuts.