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A New Kind of Candied Yams: Sake Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

By OneHungryMama |

sake "candied" yamsI love the idea of candied yams but, all too often, they hit just one note: sweeeeeeet. Overly sweet. Like, candy sweet. Perhaps that’s what I should expect (duh!), but it’s just too much for me. But what’s a cook to do on Thanksgiving?! Candied yams are one of the most long-standing Thanksgiving food traditions.

This recipe is a great, slightly more refined and, you guessed it, less sweet alternative. And it gives a fun global flair to your holiday table. Give it a try this year!

Sake Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes
serves 4

3 Tbsp olive oil
4 lg sweet potatoes, cut into 1/4″ slices
1/2 c chicken or veggie broth
3/4 c sake
3 Tbsp maple syrup
salt, to taste

1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium flame. Saute sweet potatoes until they turn bright orange and begin to soften.

2. Add chicken broth and cover. Cook sweet potatoes until you can pierce them with a fork (but they are still firm).

3. Remove lid and add sake to finish cooking until the potatoes are nice and soft, but still hold their shape. (You don’t want these to be mushy.) Add maple syrup and cook another minute or two until a glaze comes together. Remove from heat and season with salt.

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About OneHungryMama



Stacie Billis is a Brooklyn mama of two and co-founder of ChowBaby foods and ChowMama. As a parenting-and-food writer, Stacie is combining her background in developmental psychology with her passion for food to help make the world a more delicious place for families. She was a resident food blogger on Babble, and continues to write on her personal blog, One Hungry Mama.

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0 thoughts on “A New Kind of Candied Yams: Sake Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

  1. sean k says:

    How much Sake do you add? You’ve left out the units.

  2. OneHungryMama says:

    Moving too fast in the holiday rush–so sorry! 3/4 cup, as corrected above. Happy Thanksgiving!

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