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Whole Roasted Yams With Maple-Allspice Butter Recipe - Cooking Index

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Whole Roasted Yams With Maple-Allspice Butter

Choose attractive oval-shaped sweet potatoes for the nicest presentation here.

Type: Vegetables
Courses: Side dish
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup 198g / 7ozButter - (2 sticks) - room temperature
1/4 cup 82g / 2.9ozPure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround allspice
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlFreshly-ground black pepper
8 teaspoons 40mlRed-skinned sweet potatoes (yams) (small)

Recipe Instructions

Mix first 5 ingredients in medium bowl. (Can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and chill. Bring to room temperature before using.)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly pierce potatoes all over with fork. Set potatoes directly on oven rack; bake until tender when pierced with skewer, about 1 hour.

Cut cross in top of each potato. Using oven mitts to protect hands, squeeze potatoes gently in from sides, forcing crosses to open. Spoon 1 tablespoon butter into each potato. Serve, passing remaining butter separately.

This recipe yields 8 servings.

Bon Appetit, November 2001


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