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Recipes Using Yams (Sweet Potatoes)

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This page contains recipes using yams (sweet potatoes). Despite the confusion yams vs. sweet potatoes, most of these root vegetables found at the grocery are in fact sweet potatoes. These tasty vegetables can be used in many sweet and savory dishes. The yam is more easily found in ethnic markets and is often used in African and Asian dishes. This page contains recipes using yams (sweet potatoes).
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By 3 found this helpful
August 13, 2010

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. grated orange peel
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3 lbs. yams, cooked, drained and mashed
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  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup pecans
  • 6 Tbsp. melted butter

Directions:

Beat eggs, brown sugar, orange peel, salt and nutmeg. Add yams, milk, pecans and butter. Pour into a slightly oiled casserole dish and bake 50 minutes at 350 degrees F. Top with pecans or marshmallows, if desired, for the last 15 minutes or baking.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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October 15, 20093 found this helpful

Yams have a sweeter flavor than Sweet Potatoes so it's your choice which to use.

Ingredients:

Directions:

After shredding the sweet potatoes squeeze out the excess moisture and place in a large bowl. Add eggs, green onions, flour and salt and mix well.

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Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Spoon heaping tablespoonfuls of the mixture in to the skillet and flatten with a spatula.

Cook until golden, about 4 minutes, turn and cook until golden on other side. Remove and drain on clean cloth towel or paper towel and repeat the same with remaining batter.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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November 13, 20092 found this helpful

Here's a nice sweet potato or yam variation for Thanksgiving and Christmas :-)

Ingredients:

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix cranberry sauce and juices in a bowl. Mix corn syrup and melted butter in another bowl.

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Place one layer of sweet potatoes or yams in a large shallow baking dish. Spoon a small amount of the cranberry mixture over the sweet potatoes or yams and spoon some of the butter mixture over the cranberry mixture.

Continue the same layering process so that even the last layer is topped with the two mixtures.

Bake covered for 20 minutes and then bake an additional 5 minutes uncovered.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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April 15, 20050 found this helpful

For a little twist on an old favorite we bake our yams like potatoes. Be sure to either wrap them in foil or put them on a baking pan because the juices will drip and caramelize on your oven (not a fun mess to clean.) I like mine with a little butter, DH likes them plain, and DD likes to cut them in half length wise, sprinkle with brown sugar, add a few marshmallows and broil. A nice plus with this is you can fit them along side all the other dishes in the oven or do them early in the day and microwave them before serving (just like a potato.)

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By Christine

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By 1 found this helpful
March 11, 2010

It's healthy and nutritious and tasty,can be served with rice, bread or naan.

Ingredients:

Directions:

In a pan heat the oil and add the onion. Fry till light brown and add chilli and the seeds. Then add the garlic, turmeric powder and masala. Braise a little and add the tomatoes. Cook till its soft and add the yams and a little water.

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When the yams are cooked add the butter beans. Let the curry simmer for few minutes and add the coriander and curry leaves.Serve while its hot.

Servings: 5-6
Time:10-15 Minutes Preparation Time
20-25 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: homemade

By Dorty from SA

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By 0 found this helpful
May 22, 2012

These are great for a holiday get together or any time. I prefer to use the dark Karo syrup over the light, but either one can be used. Very sweet and good!

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By 0 found this helpful
April 27, 2009

Yummy every day or holiday dish. Cook yams in water to cover in saucepan until almost tender. Peel and slice. Drain and slice chestnuts. Peel, core and slice apples.

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By 0 found this helpful
October 31, 2008

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place drained yams in ungreased 1 1/2 qt. baking dish. In small bowl, combine remaining ingredients; blend well. Sprinkle over yams.

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September 10, 2008

Peel and cook yams until tender. In a saucepan, combine rest of ingredients. Bring just to a boil. Pour over yams in a baking dish. Bake 30 minutes at 325 degrees F.

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November 5, 2007

Boil yams until tender. Peel and mash or beat with electric blender. Stir in melted butter, sugar, nutmeg, lemon peel and egg yolks. Cool slightly and fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.

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February 27, 2007

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth.

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October 5, 2006

Peel sweet potatoes, boil and mash. Add hot milk, sugar, and 3 Tbsp. butter. Then add black walnuts and a pinch of salt. . .

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January 30, 20060 found this helpful

Brown pork chops in butter over medium heat. Place pork chops in 13x9 baking pan. Combine yams, pineapple, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt; mix well.

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April 15, 2010

I saw a recipe for Candy Yams here not too long ago, I didn't have time to copy it at the time. Would someone please repost it? Thank you.

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December 6, 2011

Open a can of Bruce's Yams into a 1 1/2 qt. casserole dish. Add margarine, brown sugar and or maple syrup, then top with small marshmallows. Bake in 325 degree F oven for 30 minutes.

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