Grandma’s Sweet Yams
These delicious sweet potatoes can be prepared using fresh or canned yams. I usually go for the fresh variety of any veggie especially when they are in season. These yams are so simple to prepare. Thanksgiving morning you can clean and peel the potatoes and assemble the entire tray. Cover it, and set aside until the Turkey has finished roasting. The potatoes can cook at the same time and temperature as the Sausage Sage and Cornbread Stuffing!
For this recipe you will need:
Five large sweet potatoes; peeled and chopped into one inch chunks
One cup of light brown sugar
Half cup of pure maple syrup
Juice of one lemon
2 tablespoons of Olive oil
These potatoes take longer to bake than the stuffing, but they do cook at the same temperature. It can be tricky to figure out how to cook your sides, as the turkey takes up much of the oven space. You can par boil these potatoes before putting them on the tray with sugar, syrup and toppings. This will cut the cooking time down to a full 45 minutes…the same amount of time it takes to bake your stuffing!