Mashed White Yams with Cinnamon

For an alternative to regular, orange sweet potatoes, why not try white yams? They’re a little bit harder to find in the U.S., but they’re delicious, especially dressed up with some butter and cinnamon.

2 large white yams
4 Tbsp sour cream
2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup

1. Set a large pot of water on to boil. Meanwhile, sour yams and slice off any browned or bad spots, then slice into inch-thick medallions.

2. Boil medallions for approximately 20 minutes, or until they are easy to stab through with a fork. Drain water from pan.

3. Add sour cream, butter, cinnamon, and maple syrup and mash thoroughly until yams are near-smooth (with some pieces of skin mixed in).

4. Serve immediately.

Makes about 4 servings.

Yams pictured (front) with Horseradish Cheese Grits and Crunchy Kale Chips.

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