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.