It has been drawn to my attention that the vast majority of people do not know how to cook yams! Especially Europeans, sorry, denizens of that there ‘civilised’ continent.
This is, of course, a total disaster and could cause the downfall of empires. Look what it did for the Mayans!
There have been terrible rumours of people assaulting this poor vegetable with marshmallows, what an excrescence!! A gluey blackened mess that even the pigs, (four legged, not you in the back there!) would not touch with a trotter.
Louisiana Yams have been part of my repertoire since my 70s sojourn in the Deep South. They go thus-
I yam per person. Garnet are the best variety, the red ones for the non colour blind. Peel, chunk and steam for 25 minutes until soft.
Transfer to oven dish no more than two yam chunks deep.
Dress with the following for about 6-8 yams
4oz butter, 1 cup honey, the juice of two lemons. Put in small jug and microwave until all melted, stir up. Pour over yams.
Bake at 350, basting regularly for 45 mins or so until they are just browning on the edges only.
The beauty of this recipe is that it may be made the day before and just popped back in the oven to reheat for twenty minutes. Any remainder can be reheated again and again for several days, just baste regularly
These come out sweetish but not ridiculous . tangy sweet not cloying. By far the best recipe for sweet potatoes I have ever found. One thing the Confederacy knew how to do was eat well. Pity they didn’t win!
PS The bastards ate them all up yesterday! I really don’t know where people put all that food! So now we are yamless today. total disaster!