As an ingredient in soups, stews or casseroles, yams benefit from gentle cooking over a long period to soften them and bring out their flavor. They're equally delicious as a side dish, and a slow cooker is a convenient method of preparing them, especially for large meals when a main dish such as a turkey may be taking up valuable oven space.
Open the canned yams and drain out the fluid. If you're using whole yams, cut them into rough chunks or slices.
Melt butter or margarine, using a stove or microwave oven; use about 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter per 16-ounce can of yams. Mix the butter together with about one-half teaspoon of cinnamon and one-half cup of sugar for each can of yams.
Place the sweet potatoes in the slow cooker. Spread the butter, sugar and cinnamon mixture evenly over them.
Close the lid of the slow cooker. Set it to low heat and allow to cook for six to eight hours. Periodically check the yams; they're done when the flesh is soft and tender.
How to Glaze or Sweeten Canned Carrots
How to Make Fresh Strawberry Frosting ...
How to Make Simple Glazed Walnuts
How to Store Apples
How Much Time Does It Take to Bake ...
How to Cook Dried Chickpeas Without a ...
How to Cook Yams on the Grill
How to Freeze Fresh Beets
How to Eat Hazelnuts
How to Roast Turnips
How to Cook Steel-Cut Oats in a Slow ...
How to Refresh Dried Fruits: Raisins
How to Cook Tilapia With Orange Juice & ...
How to Bake Kernel Corn in the Oven
How to Cook Venison Steaks With Onions
How to Blanch Cashews
How to Blanch, Peel, & Freeze Whole ...
How to Store Raw Peanuts
How to Cook Winter Root Vegetables in a ...
How to Cook a Frozen Beef Patty ...
- Garnish your yams with chopped nuts for a crunchy contrast.
- Add a small amount of orange juice in the dish to give it a pleasingly sweet, citrusy flavor.
Dr James Holloway has been writing about games, geek culture and whisky since 1995. A former editor of "Archaeological Review from Cambridge," he has also written for Fortean Times, Fantasy Flight Games and The Unspeakable Oath. A graduate of Cambridge University, Holloway runs the blog Gonzo History Gaming.