Monday, August 24, 2009

Yamalishious Yams


Welcome to Side Dish Week here at Cooking Dunkin Style! I hope you enjoy the recipes as much as we did creating and eating them!

My husband travels all over the world for both work and Graduate School, and on occasion wants to re-create what he has eaten at a restaurant. The following recipe came to me via a text message from him and all it said was; YAMS, SOUR CREAM, BROWN SUGAR AND WHISKEY. That's it!

Tonight we are having Ham Steak and I thought this would accompany it wonderfully. I used the above ingredients and guessed at the amounts. The taste is sweet, savory and totally unexpected. I adore it and it is my new "go to" Yam recipe!

Because I love you I am sharing!!!

2 large yams , peeled and diced
1 mini size bottle of the Whiskey of your choice, we used Makers Mark
1/4 cup brown sugar (you could use less or more to your taste)
1/4 cup fat free sour cream (you could use less or more to your taste)
salt and pepper to taste

Place your yams in a pan of water and boil until tender and you can slip a knife in quite easily, drain and return to the pan.

Add the brown sugar, whiskey, sour cream and salt and pepper. Mash with your potato masher for a more rustic yam or use a hand held mixer to whip them.

Taste and re-season if necessary. You can place a pat of butter on them and serve

19 comments:

Bunny said...

I wish my hubby was that enthusiastic about looking for side dishes!! That's great!! The yams look terrific! I've never seen a yam recipe like this before!

Donna-FFW said...

They sound wonderful Cheryl. So simple and I bet it did go perfectly well with the ham.

Coleen's Recipes said...

I love the name, yamalicious!!

Kristen said...

Oh I love yams, can't wait to try this :o)

Bethie said...

I love yams(sweet taters). They look delicious. Great pic!

Grace said...

taters, booze, and a dash of sweetened sour cream. this is all kinds of awesome, cheryl!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Talk about sound and look good! i love yams, but am the only one at home that will eat them. This recipe would be great just for me and have leftovers too!

Pam said...

I am loving the flavors - you can't beat brown sugar and whiskey. Looks really good Cheryl.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so glad you're doing side dish week! I need some new ones!

Elra said...

Oh....
that is really sounds wonderful Cheryl. I always like yams!

Acorn to Oak said...

This sounds interesting...never thought of adding whiskey. I'll definitely have to try this. Thanks for the inspiration.

Spryte said...

Wow! Interesting! I might give this a try!

Denise said...

I am always looking for fresh side dishes, thank God you are doing this. I mentioned you in my new post. Take a look.

Chow and Chatter said...

sounds pretty cool love the way you got the recipe, love your blog, Rebecca

Paula said...

Yamalishious! I love that word! We must, must use it again. I love the recipe, too! The sour cream totally surprised me. So what area of the world did your hubby find this one? So, if you use a mini bottle, does that allow enough for "taste testing" as you cook? MMMM ... YUM!

Karine said...

It seems to be a great way to enjoy yeams! Thanks for sharing your recipe:)

Jamie said...

As a Boston Terrier owner and lover, your avatar Boston pulled me over to your great blog! But these yams! Man oh man they are fantastic! I saldy cannot get good old sweet wonderful yams or orange sweet potatoes in France! How can I make this beautiful side?

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Hey good job figuring out that text. I'll bet he was amazed. Looks wonderful!

The Apple Hill Adventurer said...

oh gosh YUM

i looove anything yam or sweet potato, this looks great!

the layout of your blog is AWESOME too :p

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