Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Candied Yams

This traditional Southern Xmas dish is called "Candied Yams" but they really mean sweet potatoes. I used Okinawa yams (purple) and they were delicious! Recipe from here.


Vegan Candied Yams

Ingredients

4 medium sized sweet potatoes
1/4 cup earth balance/non-dairy margarine
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar


Method

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Wash sweet potatoes. Prick with fork. Wrap in foil. Bake 25 minutes (until potatoes are soft to the touch, but not fully cooked). Let potatoes cool until they can be handled. Drop heat to 375 degrees F.
Peel and slice sweet potatoes into large (approx 1 1/2 -2 inch slices). Add layer of sweet potatoes, earth balance in pats, vanilla, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon to baking dish. Repeat until all ingredients are in pan. Cover with foil. Bake 20-30 minutes, or until syrup is bubbling. Remove foil. Bake another 20-30 minutes until top is light brown and toasty.

Note: Baking times will depend on the size of your yams. Also, feel free to adjust the sugar amounts or to use other sweeteners depending on your preferences/dietary restrictions.

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