Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the power of farmers markets to drive economic and community health in the region. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.
Thursday Market is operating within its regular hours of 3pm to 7 pm to accommodate the return of Daylight Saving.
Sweet Potato Casserole
This Black History Month, we are featuring staff-favorite recipes with roots in the African diaspora! To start off, we’re making this Sweet Potato Casserole recipe, featuring fresh sweet potatoes, honey, milk, and eggs from market. Each bite of this casserole is creamy and delicious, topped with a mouthwatering honeyed pecan crumble. Add a scoop of ice cream for a real treat!
- 4-5 large sweet potatoes
- 3 large eggs
- 1/3 cup of whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- Honey to taste
Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot. Add enough water to cover the potatoes a little more than half way, at least 3-4 inches of water.
Bring the water to a boil and then turn the heat to a medium simmer. Simmer until potatoes are fork tender. It may take 20-40 minutes to cook your sweet potatoes depending on the size of the potatoes. Check frequently to make sure they are not mushy!
Drain water and place sweet potatoes on a plate or cutting board to cool down. Once they have cooled off enough to hold, peel the skin from the potatoes and place them in a large mixing bowl.
Add eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar, salt, and butter and mash everything together until smooth. We start with a potato masher, and then use an electric mixer on low speed, for about 45 seconds, to get the mixture really smooth.
Pour mixture into a lightly-greased casserole dish. Anything around the sizes 8x11", 9x13", or even a deep dish 10" pie pan would work great!
For the topping:
Add flour, brown sugar and pecans to a mixing bowl.
Add butter and cut in with a fork or pastry blender until well-combined.
Sprinkle topping over sweet potato mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes.
Let cool for 10 mins, then drizzle honey to your taste.
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts 70+ local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.