Denver downs farm candied yams

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 larges (To 3) Yams Or Sweet Potatoes
1 tablespoon Baking Soda
¾ cup Sugar
½ cup Water
¼ teaspoon Salt
½ Orange, Thinly Sliced Crosswise
3 tablespoons Butter

1. Peel the yams. Slice or cut them into ¼-inch strips. Put them in a bowl and cover with warm water; add the soda. Let stand 10 mins, then drain.

2. Meanwhile, combine the sugar, water, salt and orange slices in a heavy saucepan and heat until sugar is dissolved. Add the yams and cook, uncovered, over moderate heat until the syrup thickens and potatoes are tender. This will take about 1 hour. Stir very gently from time to time. (At this point, you can stop and refrigreate them for later use. If you chose to do this, then 30 mins before serving you should gently reheat them and proceed with step 3.) 3. Just before serving, add the butter and stir the yams gently until the butter is melted and the yams are warmed.

Submitted by Juanita Garrison to section on the ANDERSON COUNTY FAIR of Anderson, S.C. Fair dates: 2nd week after Labor Day, for 9 days.

Recipe By : The County Fair Cookbook - ISBN 0-7868-6014-6 From: Dan Klepach Date: 03-31-95 (159) Fido: Cooking

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