Recipes »Maple Jewel Yams

maple jewel yamsIsn't strange that skinnies can sometimes be the best cooks? Take my sister, who to my delight, cooked all the Thanksgiving goodies this year. (I stuck to getting lots of fancy cheeses and making Old Fashioneds). I cook often (as you can tell by the archives of my recipe picks) but she has the gift that I simply don't – to be able to make amazing food without a recipe.

These Maple Jewel Yams, which were my absolute favorite of the day, are her own creation and they tasted perfect. Here's how she did it:

“I just sliced them, tossed with olive oil, salt, pepper and roasted until they were starting to brown….I think around 20 minutes.?

Then I poured maple syrup over and tossed.?

Put back in oven and roast until starts to caramelize.?Then I sprinkled with little pieces of butter and popped back in the oven for a few more….

I think this is about right.?I was thinking after a little chili or cayenne would have been nice over as well…”

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Posted on December 15, 2008

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