Sister’s Delicious Candied Yams
Honey, tomorrow is Thanksgiving and it’s time to load the table down with turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, cranberries and all the fancy dishes for the family. Folks will be coming out of the woodwork for all the good eats. I’m so thankful that Sister is the one with the magic touch when it comes to making tasty food. Everybody knows I can’t cook so they don’t bother me. Sometimes I get right sorry for Sister with all that jim jammin going in her kitchen. Why, she hardly gets to sit down for days. I do help her a right smart so I don’t feel too guilty when I’m settin at her table. (Don’t be shocked, this is only another Sister piece of writing.) Her Candied yams are just as good as I say, no joke about that. Sister really exists and gets a laugh out of these sister stories. She enjoys a bit of fun as well as the next one.
Sister’s Candied Yams
People, Sister makes the best candied yams you have ever had in your mouth. She always makes a big panful every Thanksgiving and you ought to see all the family chow down on them taters. Brother says he wouldn’t take a pretty penny for Sister. Honey, she is the cook in the family. I wouldn’t admit it to anyone else but I can’t cook squat. I don’t know where Sister got her cooking skills. It sure wasn’t from mama. She wasn’t a hand for cooking. Of course, we was thankful for what she put on the table and honey, we ate it. Otherwise, we would have gone hungry but child, that woman couldn’t boil water without burning it. Anyhow, you girls try Sister’s sweet candied candied yams and see if it ain’t as good as I’m telling you.
Sister’s Candied Yams
3 pounds of sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced crossways
1 cup of unsalted butter, that is 2 sticks
1 cup of light brown sugar, packed
3 cinnamon sticks
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon of salt
1 orange thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 350 F. In an ungreased 2 quart baking dish place potato slices, overlapping slightly covering the dish. In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat. stir in brown sugar, cinnamon,nutmeg, and salt. cook until sugar dissolves, then add orange slices. Pour the mixture over sweet potatoes. Cover the dish tightly with tin foil. Bake 40 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. remove foil and bake 20 to 25 minutes more or until the top is golden brown. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. It makes 8 to 10 servings. If your family is larger or you want leftovers, make another panful.