Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Baked sweet potatoes with brown sugar and spices

Do the Yam
Assembled and ready for oven
Not really yams, but sweet potatoes. Here's my recipe (which varies from year to year):
  • Enough sweet potatoes to fill a 9x11 pan (this year I used a variety of them, red, white, purple)
  • about 1/2 box of dark brown sugar
  • 1 stick of butter
  • spices you have on hand (mace, cinnamon, allspice, ginger)
  • about 1.5 shot glasses of Bourbon (you can use rum also)

Cut sweet potatoes into nice chunks (I don't peel them, but wash and trim them, this makes it a healthy choice side dish!).

Slice butter into 1/4 inch slices and put some on the bottom of the pan; sprinkle with some brown sugar and then various spices; layer on sweet potatoes.

Put down more butter slides, sweet potatoes, and spices, you should end up with about 2 or so layers depending on how snug you pack them.

Pour bourbon over the top.

Do the yam, part II
And pret-a-manger!
Cover with foil; puncture in a few places and bake in a 350 - 400 degree oven until sweet potatoes are soft (30 - 45 minutes depending on size).

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