Another holiday recipe that I never cared for a child are candied yams. They were way too sweet and coupled with marshmallows is just too bizarre. Typically, we just cook yams like baked potatoes and call it good, but last Thanksgiving I discovered this recipe my children adored.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large pot of salted boiling water, add:
Once the water begins to boil again (about four minutes), remove from heat and rinse in cold water.
Butter a glass baking dish. Layer the yam slices, sprinkling each layer with a little salt. Pour over the yams:
Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes until the yams are almost tender.
In a blender, grind into a coarse meal
Mix pecans with:
Sprinkle pecan mixture over the top of the yams and bake for 15 more minutes uncovered.
In a pinch, I have substituted walnuts for the pecans, and this recipe is still delicious.