Cindy's Mom's Sweet Potatoes (or Yams)

November 12, 2010
Cindy's Mom's Sweet Potatoes (or Yams)

Author Notes: My friend Cindy gave me this recipe for her mom's yams/sweet potatoes. They're the bomb! I love sweet potatoes on their own but dolled up like this? Irresistible. Giving the yams/sweet potatoes a long, slow simmer in the salted butter-brown sugar-maple syrup concoction changes everything -- they're tender, buttery-smooth and surprisingly, not too sweet. Try to find tubers that are relatively straight to make the initial quartering easier. CottageGourmet

Serves: 6-8


  • 6-8 sweet potatoes or yams
  • 1/4 pound salted butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
In This Recipe


  1. Peel the sweet potatoes or yams and cut them, lengthwise, into quarters. Boil for 12-15 minutes in salted water.
  2. Melt the butter in a large saute pan and stir in the brown sugar and maple syrup. Put the yams/sweet potatoes into the pan, cover and cook for 45 minutes to an hour over low heat.
  3. Enjoy!

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