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Bourbon sweet potatoes

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I think you probably know that what your grocer calls “yams” are in fact sweet potatoes, which come in several varieties. Grocers early on worried that people would buy sweet potatoes expecting regular (white-fleshed) potatoes, so they decided to call sweet potatoes “yams.” The yam is a tropical vegetable with a thick, hairy skin, white flesh, tasteless, and of little food value. The sweet potato has edible skin, is orange, tasty, and full of food value. And here’s a good recipe:

Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

4 1/2 lbs mixed varieties of sweet potatoes
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup bourbon
2 Tbs butter
1/2 cup (or more) walnuts, coarsely chopped

Bake potatoes in jackets in a hot oven for 1 hour or until soft. Scoop out the meat and beat it with the soft butter, bourbon, and salt. Don’t overdo the bourbon—I did once and it tasted too strong. Put the mix in a shallow, greased baking dish. Dot with butter and walnuts. Bake at 350º for 20 minutes.

Written by Leisureguy

9 November 2007 at 4:19 pm

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  1. Here in the Deep South, we have sweet potatos all the time, but especially in the Fall. This looks like a great recipe! I intend to try it soon. Thanks.



    Tim Cuthbertson

    10 November 2007 at 5:06 am

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