How Is It Even Possible This Is New York’s Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish?
Really, New York? Out of all of the Thanksgiving side dishes, this is your favorite?
First, I have to say that I'm not surprised that the most loved Thanksgiving side dish in the state of Pennsylvania is stuffing because I married into a family of native Pennsylvanians and stuffing and bread are incorporated into every single dish, even those a person would never imagine it could be incorporated into.
Personally, my favorite Thanksgiving side dish is a toss-up between green bean casserole (with extra fried onions on top) or Swiss Vegetable Medly (again, with extra fried onions) but I can almost guarantee that if I were to ask every single person I know if their favorite Thanksgiving side dish is the one that Zippia claims is New York's favorite, approximately nobody would say that it holds the top spot in their heart.
So, what is New York's supposed favorite Thanksgiving side dish? Apparently, it's sweet potatoes with marshmallows. Right? When is the last time you heard someone say they were serving that? I can tell you the last time for me, it was when I was a kid and my grandma would make candied yams (I know- they're not exactly sweet potatoes, but close enough for the narrative of this story) casserole and it was to die for. BUT. It's been nearly two decades since I've seen sweet potatoes and marshmallows placed on a Thanksgiving dinner table.
If you're into sweet potatoes (or yams) and are intrigued and think you might want to help Zippia live up to its claim that New Yorkers are into the dish, this is my grandma's recipe for candied yams with marshmallows. If you try it, let me know your thoughts.