Honey-Glazed Yams

Try this sweet and simple side dish, which is elegant enough for a Thanksgiving party but also humble enough for a weeknight meal.

Honey-Glazed Yams

honey-glazed yams sweet potatoes baked

Annie made this dish for Thanksgiving last year, but we’ve only gotten around to posting it now.  They were tuber-rific! I think we scarfed these down even before the turkey came out!  My mom, who was visiting us in San Jose then, asked Annie for the recipe so that she could make it for the family Christmas party back home in Honolulu.

My mom doesn’t like overly complicated recipes. This recipe for Honey-Glazed Yams, originally from Bon Appetit magazine, couldn’t be simpler!  Cut 5 yams into wedges, then rinse them and pat dry. Toss them with 1/4 cup of olive oil and a teaspoon of salt.

Honey-Glazed Yams

honey-glazed yams sweet potatoes

Arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 400*F for an hour.  At the last 15 minutes, brush with honey. Serve, garnished with chopped parsley. So easy, even I could do it!

Aloha, Nate

By the way, even though I (and many Americans) call these tubers “yams”, they are really dark sweet potatoes. True yams come from the tropics, and are generally sweeter than sweet potatoes.  Now you know.

I am entering this in the 210th edition of Weekend Herb Blogging, hosted this week by Healthy Green Kitchen and administered by Haalo of Cook Almost Anything.

12 thoughts on “Honey-Glazed Yams”

  1. >Hi there! Feel free to post my gift ideas and link to my blog if you want. Let me know when you do, I'd love to see it!

  2. >I was already wondering if they look more like sweet potatoes to me. I have not served sweet potato (yam) for a western meal, i should try too. They are very healthy, nice pick!

  3. >Looks delicious. I was so glad to see that you mentioned that what people call "yams" are really sweet potatoes though! I've written about that at BlogHer a few times, and almost got in a fight with my produce guy about it!

  4. >@Wendy – that it is!

    @Carolyn – great idea!

    @Little Teochew – thanks!

    @Winnie – you're welcome, and thanks for hosting!

    @Jenster – No need to flip.

    @3 Hungry Tummies – sweet potatoes.

    @Sonia – try it out for yourself and tell us!

    @Janet – do let us know how it turns out for you.

    @Smile4me8p – how'd you guys like it?

    @Kalyn – I should also mention that people on this side of the world use "yam" to mean taro.

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