Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Candied Sweet Jesus Potatoes...Yam Version


What could be more perfect for Thanksgiving than Pecan Pie and some Sweet Potatoes! Nothing but maybe yams!

I made the pie pretty quick, just lots of sugar and pecans. Then I started on the potatoes, which came from my handy True Blood Cookbook; from a sweet little section about Lettie Mae and the Reverend Daniels. 
Man I miss True Blood :(

First boil them until soft (check with a fork) then drain the pot and let them cool. After then cool, enough, peel. Some of the skin starts to come off while boiling...so that helps. 
Next slice and arrange in a dish. I went ahead and made a bit more, lots of folks to feed. 
Then add the butter and lemons to the top. 
Mix the water, sugar and vanilla in a bowl, then spread over the butter. Next add the corn syrup over all. 
To top it off sprinkle with the cinnamon. 
Bake for about an hour, until potatoes/yams are glazed.
Let cool and enjoy.

Happy Thanksgiving