Candy potato pie is a staple for Anthony Anderson’s household — and never simply over the vacations.
“I grew up consuming it each vacation — Thanksgiving, Christmas, New 12 months’s. Typically they’d simply bake it on a Sunday. And it goes again so far as I can keep in mind,” the Black-ish star, 50, completely informed Us Weekly. “After all, over time the recipe has been handed down and you then discover issues that you just wish to add to it and put your personal spin on it. However at its core it’s nonetheless the recipe that we grew up consuming. It’s part of the household.”
The recipe is such a favourite that his household created a textual content chain after nobody introduced it throughout one (dreadful) gathering.
“One yr we didn’t have candy potato pie as a result of each different member of the family thought the opposite member of the family was bringing the pie. So we made a vow that may by no means occur once more. After which the following yr everyone introduced a candy potato pie. So now we’re on the household thread,” Anderson added. “Any vacation, ‘OK. Who’s bringing the pie? OK, who’s making the backup?’ That’s how we at the moment are. That’s how severe we’re about our candy potato pie dessert.”
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So essential that the Emmy nominee not too long ago partnered with McCormick to prank his family members. Through the use of a few of the firm’s spices, he examined their information if they may style the distinction between their conventional recipe and an everyday candy potato pie.
“I come from a household of pranksters and jokesters and we do issues like this on a regular basis. In order that was enjoyable to do. Usually, the household tries to tug a prank on me, so it was nice to have the ability to get them again with this,” Anderson defined to Us. “To have the ability to sit there and discuss a household recipe that we’ve had within the household for years — candy potato pie is our favourite. And to make it with that spice issue and to observe the household and one, sit again and see if they will be sincere in regards to the style. And two, when they’re sincere about it how unhealthy, are they going to ridicule me for it? After which I get to return on and say, ‘It was only a joke. Right here’s the actual pie.’”
Anderson will as soon as extra dig into the dessert throughout Thanksgiving, however his get-together might be a lot smaller this yr amid the continued pandemic.
“It appears loads totally different. Everybody may be very cautious about exposing themselves to individuals and sadly we now have this pandemic occurring proper now. So it will likely be fascinating to see how we’re going to congregate as a household through the holidays,” he stated. “Our youngsters are out of the home now, so we’re empty nesters, however I’m unsure how and what we’re going to do. It’s positively totally different than the way it’s been in years previous. We positively gained’t have 30 or 40 individuals [as usual] at my home – I’ll inform you that a lot. However there might be some type of small gathering I hope of household. Simply to maintain that custom going.”
However, he might be within the kitchen almost definitely cooking beside his cousin Christopher, who’s a sous-chef.
“Not that I profess to be one of the best chef or celeb prepare dinner on the market, however I can maintain my very own. When we now have features or the vacations come round everybody involves my home,” Anderson informed Us. “He’ll make the sauces as a result of that’s one thing that I’ve but to excellent. He’ll make the sauces and I’ll do all the different issues and he’ll assist me alongside the way in which.”
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