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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Quick Stove Top Yams

Baking yams are great when you are cooking a large amount. But, did you know that you can do the same recipe on the stove top when cooking a small amount? The end result is just as scrumdiddlyumptious!
The measurements below are just a starting point. You can adjust up or down according to your preference. Once the yams are tender, I will taste and see what I might need more of . . . if anything. You may like yours sweeter, or not. That's the beauty of yams. You can make them any way you prefer.

4 Large yams
1 C firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 C white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp banana extract
1/2 tsp salt
1TBSP cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 stick of butter (in slices or cubes)
1/4 C water
Orange slice (optional)

Slice or cube your yams and layer them in a saucepan. You can even use left over or fresh baked yams if you have them.
If you are not using precooked/baked yams, add water and steam until soft. 
Then add the rest of the ingredients to the sauce pan.
Heat until it boils.
Cover and reduce to low simmer.
Cook until thickened.

Leave me a comment and let me know what adjustments you made. There's more than one way to skin a yam.