Here’s a tasty recipe from our Kitchen:
Sweet Potatoes with Cayenne
Very nutritious and a great side dish for various entrees
3 medium Sweet Potatoes boiled
Boil sweet potatoes for about 20 to 30 minutes on medium-high or until soft. Drain and let cool for a minute so not to burn yourself when peeling. I just cut them slightly along side before placing them in the pot so that I can just peel them right off with a paper towel. Cut the little edges off as they don’t taste nice, add salt, cayenne, fresh ground nutmeg and butter. With a hand-held blender, blend until the consistency is creamy and all lumps are gone.
This is an excellent side-dish!
Note: Do not microwave sweet potatoes instead of boiling them. They will turn out very dry and the dish will not work.
Also, you can pre-boil your sweet potatoes and save them in the refrigerator for a couple of days in a freezer bag, and then prepare them as above.
Sweet potatoes are not the same as yams. They are 2 completely different vegetables. The first sentence of this article indicates that they are the same. This is incorrect.
Michelle- thanks for your comment. You are correct with regards to a distinction between Yams and Sweet Potatoes. However, if you shop at a commercial supermarket you will likely find Sweet Potatoes that are referred to as Yams. True Yams are much larger and usually only found in Asian markets. Check out this excellent guide: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/difference-yams-sweet-potatoes/