Yams are one of the most Anthropomorphic foods. Don't you think?!
What we, in New Zealand, call yams are not what people in other countries call yams ; they are also known as Oca. They are sweet and starchy and are a great part of a roast dinner. Quite possibly my favourite part along with the potatoes, meat and parsnips of course. When they are roasted they become super soft with a lovely chewy skin. And so easy to prepare : just a brief wash and trim.
Somethings I do with yams :
- throw them around a roast to become beautifully sticky.
- roast them with dots of butter, honey and salt and pepper.
- include them in a slow cooked stew, into which they will dissolve and thicken and sweeten the sauce.