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Candied Yams: Yum or Yuck?

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Sweet Potato Gratin With Coconut Milk and Chipotle Chile

3 pounds sweet potatoes (about six medium), peeled and cut into 1/4-inch rounds
One 15-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, seeded and minced
1 tbs. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. salt
1 tbs. maple syrup
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together the sweet potatoes, coconut milk, chipotle chile, lime juice, salt, maple syrup and garlic. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish (8 x 11-inch Pyrex is ideal).

3. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake 45 minutes to one hour, until the sweet potatoes are just tender. Uncover and bake an additional 30 minutes, or until the tops are browned.

Recipe excerpted from The Healthy Hedonist Holidays by Myra Kornfeld (Simon & Schuster, 2007), via Experience Life

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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11:13PM PDT on Sep 8, 2013

Yum, thank you for sharing.

11:13PM PDT on Sep 8, 2013

Yum, thank you for sharing.

11:12PM PDT on Sep 8, 2013

Yum, thank you for sharing.

11:11PM PDT on Sep 8, 2013

Yum, thank you for sharing.

2:05PM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

I don't like sweet potatoes. I like potatoes to taste of potatoes...not sweet.

10:28PM PST on Dec 3, 2011

I like sweet potatoes... Deep fried in tempura, baked with butter & cinnamon sugar, or as a casserole, but I like with the pecans roasted. Skip the flour. But the occasional marshmallow isn't going to hurt anyone as long as you're not partaking all year around.

4:18AM PST on Dec 3, 2011

Thanks for the wonderful recipes...

9:08PM PST on Dec 1, 2011

I like sweet potatos any way they are prepared...especially with a bit of brown sugar & butter,

6:21PM PST on Nov 28, 2011

Yummy to yams and yuck to marshmellows.
I love my yams roasted with rosemary, thyme, parsley, Olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. I'll pass on the marshmellows and refined sugars some people cook with their yams.

1:52PM PST on Nov 28, 2011

marshmallows are yummy not yams

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