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Old 09-09-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: South GA
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Yams, or sweet potatoes (sweet 'taters ) are not big on my menu. I really love Irish potatoes.

Any good recipes for yams?
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I love Irish potatoes too but a nicely bake sweet potato is a must every so often. I rub them down with butter or other shortening (hey here's a use for crisco) and then wrap in foil and bake in the toaster oven at 350 I think for an hour or so depending on the size of the potato. It's done when a tooth pick easily penetrates through it. Cinnamon butter is my favorite spread to douse it with. I love them candied too. May can find that recipe. Will look for it.
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:26 PM
 
Location: northeast US
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Bake them till somewhat soft. Remove/discard skin. Slice (thick). Saute slices in oil and slightly burn them after sprinkling with a little brown sugar or some maple syrup. I think that's how she does 'em. Nice! Goes good alongside baked white spud.
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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If you have a Boston Market in your area and can stop in whether you eat there or not and look at the way they fix apples and sweet potatoes. They too are nummy/yummy.
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:35 PM
 
Location: South GA
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No Boston Market.
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:17 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Until I tried the folowing recipe, I too was like "meh" about yams. My mom would just bake them plain, peel them and gobble them up after they cooled a bit. I would tease her and say she was eating baked mice (the smaller yams, after being baked, really do look like mice!). Never understood what the appeal was for her since I only ever was into regular potatoes.

Now I buy those babies whenever I see them at my local 99c Store and make them according to this recipe - by the way, I learned this recipe while volunteering at a church sponsored event and I did KP all day. It was worth the effort!

Molassas Butter for Baked Whole Sweet Potatoes Recipe | Recipezaar
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I eat them plain, with a little butter and salt, and that's good.

You can also make a sweet potato salad with some diced bell peppers & green onion, tossed with a vinaigrette dressing while the potatoes are still warm (as you should with any potato salad.)
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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After sleeping on this Yam thread just a little clarification is in order. A true yam is somewhat different than our beloved sweet potato. We still call our sweet potatoes yams and who cares? I don't. If you ever decide to order some plants then you need to know. I used to grow my own when living where I had an acre for a garden. We would bake the medium sized ones, candy the baby sized ones whole, and cutup and can the large ones. That system served us well. Those baby sized in a candied glaze where to live for come Thanksgiving dinner. I feel an urge for some know. Thanksgiving will have to come early and twice at my house after thinking about them. Two years ago we were guests of a Mississippi family and she had the best sweet potato pie I have ever tasted. That we have never made but must learn how.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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Noma there was a beauty on Food Network Sunday. I'll see if I can remember his name.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:57 PM
 
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It was on Big Daddy's House, Aaron McCargo.

Sweet Potato Pie
1 unbaked pie crust
Parbake at 400 for 10-12 min and cool.

Mix-2 12oz cans sweet potatoes
2 eggs
2 Tblsp Vanilla extract
1 Tsp cinnamon
2 Tsp Allspice
1 C brown sugar
Bake in 325 oven, covering rim of crust with alum foil for 1 hour.
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