Recipe Sugar-free Sweet potatoes (Candied Yams)

Discussion in 'Vegetables, Salads and Mushrooms' started by Shermie, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    Introduction by the original recipe author:
    I adapted my fiance's recipe to use Splenda and a little vanilla...it's simply delicious!
    Minutes to Prepare: 5 Minutes to Cook: 40 Number of Servings: 3

    Ingredients
    2 - medium Sweet Potatoes (aka yams) (raw) - about 2 cups
    1/3 cup - splenda (sucralose)
    1/8 tsp - vanilla
    1 tsp - cinnamon, ground
    1 cup water

    Directions

    1. Slice raw sweet potatoes into medium slim slices. Place slices into a small pot (large enough to hold the potatoes and water mixture).
    2. Wisk together water, splenda, cinnamon, and vanilla, blend well. Pour over sliced sweet potatoes.
    3. Cover and bring to a boil on medium heat. Once boiling, turn down to simmer, cook 30 - 35 minutes, until potatoes are soft - do not overcook, it will become too mushy.
    Nutritional Info Per Serving: Calories: 107.7. Total Fat: 0.1 g, Cholesterol: 0.0 mg, Sodium: 9.1 mg,Total Carbs: 28.8 g, Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g, Protein: 1.4 g

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  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Well, I am not that keen on sweet potatoes (sorry). The reason I'm not is because they are rather sweet for me. So I think I would make this recipe without the splenda. I reckon they would still be sweet enough. I like the idea of the vanilla and cinnamon here.
     
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  3. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    Nice chunks in a casserole with dark rum, toasted pecans (puh cons for you yankees) and jet puffs. Baked until the marshmallows are golden on top. No sugar free here.
     
  4. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Am I misunderstanding this? Is the recipe @Shermie posted, a dessert?
     
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  5. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    There is a dessert that uses sweet potatoes and is popular in the south, sweet potato pie. I believe Shermie's , like mine is a holiday side dish.
     
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  6. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Blimey - yours in particular sounds like a dessert to me, with the marshmallows on top.
     
  7. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    I grew up with this dish, sans the rum, but the potatoes were mashed. I prefer the chunks. It was always served as a side dish.
     
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  8. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.

    It IS a holiday side dish. :wink:
     
  9. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.

    I love sweet potatoes in any form, but I hate that stringy matter!! :mad:

    I have to run it through a ricer to break that stuff down & matter the mixture smooth.

    I sometimes make hot sweet potato soup in the blender. The motor spins the blades so fast (28.000rpm) that any stringy matter breaks down & goes away. :wink:
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018
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  10. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.

    It's a side dish. But I was going to make a small cake. But since I was already doing this, I didn't bother making the cake.
    Splenda also tends to raise the glucose level. Left the cake alone.
     
  11. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    I don't think sweet potatoes are yams, per African description. Boniato is a Caribbean form of sweet potato.
     
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