Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Yam with marshmallows

At this time of year I become obsessed with sweet potatoes, or rather yams, which we tend to call sweet potatoes. Confusing, I know, but whatever you call them, I am referring to the long, orange root vegetable, which I find much tastier than the yellowish root vegetable. Anyway, on Thanksgiving Chris makes a very delicious dish from his grandmother's recipe which consists of yams baked until they're very mushy, mixed with copious amounts of butter and brown sugar and baked in a casserole dish with marshmallows on top. I seriously could eat the whole pan every time he makes it -- it's amazing. But really, you can make a much healthier version that's just as yummy.

I bake a yam at 400 degrees for 75 minutes, then broil some mini marshmallows on top. No butter or sugar needed! This is what I had for lunch today. One of the perks of working at home.



  2. This is the first time I have ever witnessed yams cooked in their "jackets" and topped with marshmallows!