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Thanksgiving: Candied Yams

Thanksgiving: Candied Yams - There are two types of people in this world, those who like marshmallows on their sweet potatoes and those who would rather be stuck seated next to crazy drunk Aunt Margaret for three hours than be forced to eat said side. In my humble opinion, marshmallows should not be allowed within a 2-foot radius of sweet potatoes, or any otherwise savory dish. It’s just not right. S’mores? Sure. But please keep them away from my vegetables.

So in honor of my aversion, following are some alternative approaches to the mighty yam. (And for your Thanksgiving tuber trivia (you can wow ‘em over cocktails with this one): In America, although the terms have become interchangeable, we have sweet potatoes, not yams–the two are not related botanically.)

How about you? Do you pass on the candied sweet potatoes, or ask to please pass them your way, stat? I know many people who love the sweet goop piled high on theirs (and they’re still my friends). Vote in the poll at the end of the recipes and leave a comment about how you like yours.

Next, four thankfully-marshmallow-free recipes: Sweet Potato Gratin With Coconut Milk and Chipotle Chile, Spicy Sweet Potaotes, Lip Smackin’ Sweet Potato Casserole, and Golden Potato Root Mash.

Thanksgiving: Candied Yams


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