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Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Josie's Sweet Potato Casserole & Granny's Green Beans

November 15, 2017
By Capt. Dick May , Pine Island Eagle

(Editor's note: These two recipes are follow-ups to last week's "Roast Turkey & Dressing" recipes - just in time for Thanksgiving.)

Josie's Sweet Potato Casserole


3 C cooked and mashed sweet potatoes

1/2 C sugar

8 oz cream cheese softened

2 eggs

Dash of salt

1 C chopped pecans

1 C cornflakes

1/2 C brown sugar

How to:

1.Mix together the sweet potatoes, sugar, cream cheese, eggs and salt and mix well.

2. Put this mixture in a buttered casserole.

3. Mix the pecans, cornflakes and brown sugar and top the casserole.

4. Drizzle with 1/2 C of melted butter and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Granny's Green Beans


3 slices bacon cut into small pieces brown in a pan

1 onion cut into small pieces

2 Lbs fresh green beans or 3 cans of whole green beans

3 cans of chicken stock

Salt and pepper to taste

How to:

1. Brown the bacon in a large pot.

2. Snap ends of beans and wash.

3. Add diced onion and bacon and saute'.

4. When onion and bacon are cooked, add beans and chicken broth and bring to a boil.

5. Reduce heat and simmer all day or until beans are done.

Capt. Dick May was a former long-time island fishing guide and cookbook author.



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