Technically, yams and sweet potatoes are not the same, but I don't know why. My family makes candied sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving -- with the traditional mini-marshmallows (I have no idea where that tradition came from).Technically, yes, but sweet potatoes are frequently labeled yams here (especially when canned, and also depending on the dish), so the two terms are used interchangeably.
Note if I had said "candied sweet potatoes," someone else would have asked, "Do you mean candied yams?"
I have seen recipes for green bean casserole made from scratch, and I would love to try it some Thanksgiving, but that would offend my sister, who always makes the Campbell's soup version.I've only just come across this dish. I find the basic concept of fresh green beans with creamy mushrooms unappealing in the first place, let alone using canned soup. But it intrigues me - I might just try to make this dish and attempt an upmarket version. Any tips?
Always called what is placed inside the bird stuffing and dressing is cooked outside the bird.In the Murican South, stuffing is called dressing, and often made with cornbread. It is usually not cooked inside the turkey. I LOVE IT! But, I don't call the shots on turkey day.
I'm not a fan of cranberries, in any form. So I guess that is my "worst" selection.
Yams are quite dry. We used to buy them in Brixton market so they were as fresh as they possibly could be. Sweet potatoes should be moist and slightly sweet. For years I always thought they were the same so missed out on sweet potatoes until quite recently.Technically, yams and sweet potatoes are not the same, but I don't know why. My family makes candied sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving -- with the traditional mini-marshmallows (I have no idea where that tradition came from).
Does this involve oysters? I'm puzzling...My favorite is oyster rice dressing.
I think the thickness in 'creamy' canned soups is simply lots of flour or cornflour (corn starch) and milk. I'll look out for the recipe.I will be making a green bean and corn casserole soon. The original recipe calls canned beans, corn and cream of celery soup. I plan to use fresh frozen veggies. I have not made up my mind about the cream of celery soup. I know I can replicate the flavor just not sure about the thickness of the condensed soup., I will post the recipe.
There is an explanation here Where Do Yams Come From? The shops and market stalls selling yams in Brixton were all African.Just to add to the yam/sweet potato confusion:
According to the internet (which is never wrong, except about those special pills I bought...), American grocers used to have access to just one kind of sweet potato (and no yams). Then, farmers started growing a second kind of sweet potato that proved popular, and so to distinguish between the two, grocers began labeling the newcomer as yams, since no one was using that word here.