Thursday, June 24, 2010

Candied Yams

Candied yams...hmmmm this is the first time I read of it. Over here we called this yam , sweet potato and we don't normally candied it for it is already sweet by nature. Depending on the country, the term "yam" is used to embrace many tubers, including the sweet potato, which is no relation. But after I found out how Curtis Stone candied these yams, I knew I had to try it out, just for curiousity sake and true enough, it was great and great as a side dish for any meat dish. It goes well with roast meat especially. Yumm Yumm !

I will normally cook these yam into  sweet yam soup with coconut milk or just have them steamed or deep fried in egg flour batter with glutinous rice cake but roasting them and candied them is my first time !  :)

Candied yams are easy to prepare and all you have to do is cut them into big cubes...the more edges the better so that it can get more crispy when the yam caramelized while being roasted in the oven. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt all over evenly.  Bake them in the oven for 30 minutes at 400 degrees F . Take it out and drizzle maple syrup or honey over the yams and put them back  into the oven for another 10 minutes. So easy ...right?

Serve these candied yams as a side dish for a meat main dish or as a snack while watching your favourite movie would be great. Of course , I ate this while facing the idiot box and Daddy had his while surfing the net. I guess it must be nice for him too for he ate them without any complaint :p  I took his empty bowl to the kitchen after 30 minutes ! The empty bowl tells a thousand was good !

cut the yam into cubes , sprinkle salt and
drizzle olive oil all over the cubes, place in
a preheated oven of 400 deg F for 30 minutes,
take out the tray of nicely roasted yams , drizzle maple syrup
all over the yam...put back into the oven for another 10 minutes

I thought it would be  very sweet but wasn't!
 the crispy edges and velvety inside and the
taste of the slightly burnt honey smell...mmmm delish!

one great way to roast yams..thanks to Curtis Stone :)))

Enjoy !    


  1. bookmark this recipe, sound so good and easy to prepare..Thanks for kind sharing.

  2. Funny how Americans call sweet potatoes yams!

    I bet this would taste soooooo good though I love sweet potatoes so much I'll happily eat them boiled and plain!

  3. Great would hardly think you're eating something healthy with something so naturally sweet!

  4. Yes, certain part of the country here call sweet potato yam. It confused me a lot when I first came here. This is one side dish that they will serve on Thanksgiving. I actually like them a lot but Carlos is not a fan of sweet potato at all so I hardly cook with it.

  5. This is something my daughter would absolutely love! Excellent!

  6. Simple and delicious, I'm personally a sweet potatoes lover( specially the orange one)!^-^

    Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day ahead!

  7. Sounds easy and delicious! Makes me drooling..

  8. Simple and delicious is always good after a long there. This sounds like a perfect snack!

  9. Lovely candied yams, I am a big fan.

    Be Well...

  10. I love sweet potatoes or yams. I sometimes boil them and sprinkle some brown sugar on them. Your recipe is great and easy, I can eat these anytime.

  11. Something I always think of in the fall but what a great reminder to enjoy then anytime.

  12. Sonia...You are welcome and your kids might love this style of cooking sweet potato/yams :)

    Kathy...over in the USA it is called yams...haha over here it is called sweet potato :)

    Denise....different countries refer this tuber with different names :) but roasted this way , the sweet potato is more fragrant with the honey slightly burnt :)

    Belinda....yup it is healthier this way :)

    Gertrude...yup, now I remembered Curtis Stone mentioned that he had this for thanksgiving ...haha but I like it roasted...more fragrant from the slightly burnt honey :) Not many people like sweet potato. too starchy for some :)

    5 Star Foodie....yup kids will normally love this yam cooked this way :) sweet potato in Germany? too, have a nice day :)

    Anncoo....hahaha but I tell you, sweet potato cooked this style taste much better more fragrant from the honey :)

    Tanantha....yuppy, roasted yam is more flavorful with the honey drizzle on them...delish !

    Emily... :) it is delish!

    Jess..... :) it is yummy !

    Lazaro...thanks for dropping me a line here :)

    Madin...yup , this is one easy way to cook yams :)

    Steve...thanks for dropping by. We have summer here all the time :)

  13. I love roasting veggies.. it really brings out the flavor in the vegetables! The yams look so tasty and caramelized.. yumm!

  14. So yummy and your pics make me drool!

  15. Hi The Housewife...haha yup cook the yam this way is more tasty becoz of the honey....lovely taste infact :)

    Hi Cheah....haha try them will love it!

  16. I love candied sweet potatoes! So healthy and tasty!

  17. elinluv, i love sweet potatoes.. anything yammy, i like!!!

  18. Extra sweet potatoes! must be very delicious.
    REgards, Kristy

  19. Hi Elin
    I tried making this but it didn't turn out like yours at all. Wondering if you could help me solve the mystery. After I baked the sweet potatoes for 30 minutes, the sweet potatoes turn greenish......

  20. Hi Elin
    I tried making this but it didn't turn out like yours at all. Wondering if you could help me solve the mystery. After I baked the sweet potatoes for 30 minutes, the sweet potatoes turn greenish......


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