Candied yams, garnet sweet potatoes, glazed with a brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, orange sauce.
- 3 pounds garnet or ruby sweet potatoes (yams), peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1-1 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 Tbsp butter
1 Get a large pot of water boiling and add a generous pinch of salt. Boil the sweet potatoes for 5-10 minutes, or until they are not longer crunchy; you will finish cooking them in a moment. Drain and set aside.
2 Mix the remaining ingredients in a shallow, wide sauté pan and bring to a boil. Add the sweet potatoes and coat well with the sauce. Boil on high heat until the sauce reduces to a syrup, about 10 minutes. Serve hot.
Yield: Serves 6-8 as a side dish.