The exclusive Italian nonstick from Ballarini the pros swear by. Shop now »
🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

A question about a recipe: Mashed Maple Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

7e24d2dd e968 4b98 a31d d4182601aa21  2016 1028 mashed maple chipotle sweet potatoes bobbi lin 11220

I have a question about the ingredient "large sweet potatoes (2 1/2 to 3 pounds)" on the recipe "Mashed Maple Chipotle Sweet Potatoes" from ashleyza.

Want to make sure you mean sweet potatoes and not yams. I find that they are frequently cross-labeled. But I think of yams as roots that turn pretty watery after cooking and true sweet potatoes to keep that potato consistency. I love Japanese satsuma sweet potatoes!

asked by Tokyo Yum over 5 years ago
2 answers 873 views
62da2e3c 5d4a 4c43 a2ed feb7f39ad363  with ab
added over 5 years ago

I can't speak for the author, but, when it comes to mashing, I'm a tried and true sweet potato person. I think you're right about sticking with what it says and not subbing yams (though, at the end of the day, probably both are delicious)

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 5 years ago

Thank you so much for your interest in my recipe! I definitely use sweet potatoes for this dish. I have used both and prefer the sweet potato. A yam is actually sweeter, but I just find the savory combination works best with the sweet potato.

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.