Fri, Nov 18|
Candied Yams - Cooking with Shonte'
Join Shonte' in the kitchen as she whips up some candied yams for the holidays!
Time & Location
Nov 18, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
About the Event
Ingredients: (Serves 2-4 )
- 3-6 large sweet potatoes
- 3-5 tablespoons of cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons of melted butter (unsalted or salted), also 2 tablespoons of sliced butter
- 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ½ cup of white sugar
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- 1 cup of syrup
- 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 large pot for boiling potatoes
Large baking dish
2-3 small bowls
Boil sweet potatoes ahead of time for the live cooking class.
- Rinse potatoes
- Place in large pot of boiling water (no peeling needed yet) – make sure the potatoes are covered entirely by the water, this will help cook them evenly
- Boil the potatoes until they are tender- enough to pierce with fork but still firm
- Set aside to cool until the start of the class
- Let's start with peeling the potatoes, they should peel off easily after boiling
- Cut the sweet potatoes into 1 inch thick slices
- Lets create our dry seasoning and wet seasoning
- In a small bowl mix together the white and brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg
- In a small bowl mix together the melted butter, syrup, and vanilla extract.
- Now lets layer everything- start with the sliced sweet potatoes, then sprinkle some of the dry ingredients to cover the sweet potatoes, next layer is a few slices of cool butter, then top with wet ingredients and repeat until all sweet potatoes are coated with the wet and dry ingredients.
- Once the layers are in the baking dish. Cook in a 400 degree oven for 20miniutes. You want the wet ingredients to become carmelized and boiling
- To prevent drying out the sweet potatoes you can baste* the sweet potatoes as they cook
- Once done everything should be tender and sweet
- Enjoy!! Serve as a main dish or as a side dish especially during Thanksgiving meals
*Baste-pour cooking juices over sweet potatoes during cooking in order to keep it moist.