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Candied Yams Recipe

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Added: Monday, October 26, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
6 medium sized yams
1-2 sticks butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
Drizzle of light KaroŠ syrup
2 tablespoon water

Directions:
Directions:
Boil the yams until soft on the outside, but still firm in the center, check with a fork. Watch them closely...you want to just be able to insert the fork into the yam about 1/2 inch or so. Don't overcook to mushy state, they will continue cooking in syrup. Remove yams and place in ice water to cool. When yams are chilled, remove the skins. Cut the yams into quarters (cut in half, lengthwise, and then in half again).

Set skillet to medium high heat, melt 1 stick of butter and 3/4 cup brown sugar. Add a drizzle of light KaroŠ syrup. Add butter, brown sugar and spritz of water as necessary to keep the candied syrup from solidifying; mix to a thick syrup consistency. Add the yams, spoon the hot syrup on top of the yams and flip them every 30 seconds or so. Generally, by the time you have spooned the mixture over the top, it is about time to flip them over and spoon the mixture on top once again.

Cook until the yams are candied and soft in the center. You don't want them to turn to "mush." Remove from pan, spoon syrup over the top. Serve and enjoy!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 to 8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These candied yams are such an Ellis family tradition. So many great memories of mom on holidays, standing at the skillet making the yams to perfection!

In December 2000, with candied yam competition at an all-time high, Alan, Ron & Bill Ellis decided to have a Christmas Candied Yam Cook-off, to see which of the sons made the best candied yams. The competition was stiff, but Bill won 1st place. It is rumored that Bill had a little help from his wife's family who helped judge the event, but they deny employing any bias in their voting. Since Bill to this day is unable to even remember how to make the yams (Alan and Ron do), the rumor is considered credible. However, all admit that no one made candied yams like mom!

 

 

 

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