Sweet Potato Casserole, Mama's

Makes 8 servings

6 medium-size sweet potatoes
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp butter or margarine

Cook sweet potatoes in boiling water 45 minutes to an hour, or until tender. Let cool to touch. Peel and mash.

Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, vanilla, milk, and 1/2 cup butter; beat at Medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth.

Spoon into a lightly greased 12- x 8- x 2-inch baking dish.

Combine brown sugar, pecans, flour, and 2 Tablespoons butter; sprinkle mixture over casserole. Bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes.

The Southern Living Cookbook (Birmingham: Oxmoor House, Inc, 1987), 488.