Need help making candied yams

@sudalunts (5526)
United States
November 21, 2008 4:27pm CST
I do not eat yams or sweet potatoes, but I decided to make them for my husband on Sunday. I do not cook a Thanksgiving dinner, I usually will go out, but I like to have a mini Thanksgiving dinner the Sunday before Thanksgiving. I am going to make an oven stuffer roaster with cornbread stuffing, probably mac and cheese, a green vegetable, yeast rolls, apple pie, and I wanted to make the candied yams for my husband. Anyone know how to prepare them?
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
21 Nov 08
candied yams really are very simple to make. If your doing it from a can drain off the water or juice. Put the yams in a baking dish sprinkle with some brown sugar and dot with some butter. A lot of people the cover the yams with pecan or walnut and marshmellows. Personally since the yan or sweet potato is usually sweet any way I like to just cook them freash by baking them in the skin because I have bad hands so peeling them is very difficult. Any way I bake them then remove the skins and mash them with butter and salt and pepper.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
21 Nov 08
Thank you , I did buy a can of yams rather than fresh, I will try it, sounds very simple.
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
22 Nov 08
I thnk I forgot to tell you to bake the yams in 350 oven until the marshmellow are turning brown . Just long enough to heat them through good.
• United States
21 Nov 08
My Mother always put them in a saucepan with brown sugar, butter and a little maple syrup and boiled them down until the sugar was very thick. Sweeter than most of the desserts!
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
21 Nov 08
Thank you, so I guess, it is very simple, brown sugar and butter.
• United States
1 Oct 09
Hithis is a late one, but I take about 1/2 stick of butter and put it in a big skillet and as it starts to bubble (cook on medium, or medium low) Add about 1 cup of Brown sugar it will start to thicken, Drain your yams and add them to the candied syrup mixture. You do not want to cook too long since the yams come precooked out of the can because you will end up with mush. You might try this on this upcomming holiday season. They are really good this way.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
23 Nov 08
i can tell u how i fix mine but i don't measure anything so don't know if i will be much help to u. lol. slice your potatoes, put them in an iron skillet w/a little water, don't cover them w/water. put a little salt. alot of butter & sugar. cover them & cook till tender. remove lid & let them cook down till a syrup forms. they are ready!!