Stove Top Yams
Updated: Mar 24, 2019
Stove top Yams, also known as Candied Sweets. Okay ladies and gents, so this isn't the healthiest way to make yams. This is my grandmas recipe and it's pretty common the south where she is from. It's literally the way I have been Yams since I was a little girl. This recipe is super easy to make but It does require a lot of white sugar. Which isn't good for you. It also requires a lot of butter. So in no way is this recipe healthy! Just wanted to put that out there. It is Yummy though! Dont worry about it being too sweet, the two cups of water is going to drown out some of that sugar and butter! This
Heres what you'll need,
Ingreidents: Yams/ Sweet potatoes 1/2 stick of butter 2 cups of water 3/4 of cup of sugar cast iron pan
Directions: Peel your sweet potatoes/ yams and slice them in to 3/4 of an inch. Place them around a cast iron pan. Feel free to layer them. Take about 2 cups of water and coat the potatoes. Then add your 3/4 cups of sugar. Then slice a 1/2 stick of butter into tiny squares and place around the Pan sparingly. Even distribute the butter so that it melts into the mixrure as its cooking. The butter sugar and water will start to create a glaze, syrup like texture after 15 minutes of simmering. Once our yams are cooked all the way through and your glaze has somewhat carmalized, your yams should be done.
Feel free to add other traditional yams spices if you want to! Eat and enjoy!