Daybreak Interview: A loaded sweet potato for your Thanksgiving meal

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MACON, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – Thanksgiving is less than a week away. The side dishes for your meal are one of the most important parts.

Brittney Wesberry and Anna Reeves, from Texas Roadhouse, visited Daybreak to teach us how to make a loaded sweet potato, a side dish you could make this Thanksgiving.

Click on the video to see how to make this dish.

LOADED SWEET POTATO:

Equipment: Oven safe pan,Knife, oven mitts, measuring cups

Recipe:

  • Bake sweet potato in oven at 450° for 35 to 45 minutes, until tender.
  • Remove at once and prick with a fork to let steam out – be careful, steam will be very hot.
  • Cut a 1 1/2-inch cross in the center of each potato.
  • Using oven mitts open the potato by pushing the ends toward the center until filling starts to push through the cut.
  • Place ½ the marshmallows into the sweet potato
  • Pour 2 oz of your favorite store brand caramel sauce over the marshmallows; or make your own sauce using the recipe below.
  • Place the rest of the marshmallows over the caramel sauce.
  • Put potato bake on an oven safe pan and put back in the oven on Broil.
  • Let cook for just a minute or two, keeping careful watch.
  • Remove from oven when marshmallows start to brown.
  • Serve as soon as possible.

Honey Caramel Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey

In a saucepan add butter and whisk in brown sugar: do not boil. Add honey and continue stirring for approximately 4 to 5 minutes.

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.