Candied Yams – Sweet Potatoes2004-10-28
- Course: Side Dishes
- Yield : 6
- Servings : 6
- Prep Time : 15m
- Cook Time : 30m
- Ready In : 45m
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Candied yams are a popular favorite at holiday time. Although the trend is to cook the yams casserole style in the oven, my children really prefer this method of cooking yams.
- 2 large cans yams or sweet potatoes No 3 size
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- dash of salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp lemon or orange zest (optional)
Pour the liquid from the sweet potatoes into a 2 to 3 quart pan. Set the potatoes aside. Lemon or orange zest may be added.
Mix the sugars, salt and cinnamon and combine with the liquid. If using baked sweet potatoes, melt 1/2 cup butter and mix with sugars.
Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat. Over medium heat, cook until mixture forms a light syrup, approximately 20 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking. One teaspoon vanilla extract may be added.
Add the potatoes/yams to the syrupy mixture, cooking an additional 10 minutes until potatoes are well glazed and thoroughly heated.