Friday, September 23, 2011

Side: Rick's Nutty Yams



Servings: 2
Ingredients:
- 2 large yams (sweet potatoes)
- 3 tbs. butter, softened
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- Chopped pecans, for sprinkling
- 1 tsp. butter, melted



 


Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. With a fork, poke your yams a few times to release steam. Place yams on a baking dish and bake for 1 hour. Toss the pecans in 1 tsp. of softened or melted butter and heat them up in the oven for 5-10 minutes, or until golden brown, along with the yams. (We baked the nuts on a piece of aluminum foil). 

Once baked, cut the top of yams length-wise down the middle. Scoop out the insides with a spoon and transfer to a bowl. Add 3 tbs. of softened butter,  the brown sugar and fluff the yam mixture with a fork. For presentation purposes, you can place the yam mixture back in their skins and top with walnuts.

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