Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Y is for Yams

I really don't know the difference between yams and sweet potatoes, so I was tweaked to find this!  
It says it's a yam!

My Weight Watcher leader said you can roast yams until they caramelize themselves, but I chose not to wait that long.  

I cut my yam into thin-ish slices.
 I sprayed them with oil (from my silver WW oil sprayer ), sprinkled with salt & pepper (the Coke cans) and garlic powder, then I sprinkled brown sugar on them. 

Since I was also making spaghetti that night, my oven was pre-hreated at 425 for the garlic bread, so I just put these in at the same time.  

After 15 minutes, I flipped them over - salted, peppered, garlicked & sugared them - then baked for another 7 minutes or so. 

Mr. Picky Randy had a couple after I encouraged him to try, and said he liked them.  Little Miss Picky Angela had half of one, after I gave her "the Look" and said they weren't bad. 

So I count this one as a success.  I hope this works just as well with sweet potatoes!


  1. My husband and his brother just a had a good nature argument over the difference between yams and sweet potatoes. I finally asked why the fight, since we all agree, we love them both!

  2. Yams are very different in NZ (they are quite small) and we call our sweet potato, Kumara (it's a Maori word). I love them both.


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