Saturday, December 10, 2011

Yams with a sauce

This past Thanksgiving part of our donation to the dinner was yams.  And the wife did this little guys.  The wife got the recipe from the Foodnetwork.  and Paula Dean as the cook.  Being the kind of guy that I am, and the guy making the sauce,  I had to change something on the recipe.  I took the booze out. Two reasons, one I don't drink and the grandkids.  I know the deal you cook all the booze out and you are left with the flavor only.  Oh the other reason was I didn't have any Jack Daniels for the sauce.  

This recipe is scaled for 4 serving and it takes about 2 hours or less.  

It's easy to do,  The hardest part was transporting the dish.  

4          large sweet potatoes
3          cups water
1-1/2    cups brown sugar
4          Tbs butter
1          Cinnamon stick
1/4        teasp. nutmeg
1          long strip orange peel 
1/3       cup bourbon,  Best to use Jack Daniels

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F

  2. Wash and dry the sweet potatoes and bake for 1 hour or until potatoes are soft to the touch.  

  3. Remove from the oven and let cool and then remove the skin.  Reduce the oven temp to 350F. 

  4. While the potatoes are baking, combine remaining ingredients in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.  

  5. Slice the potatoes 1/2 inch thick into a medium casserole dish, Pour syrup over them and return to the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes.