Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Yam Balls

Since Thanksgiving is only a month off, I thought I'd share a really wonderful recipe. For those of you who like candied yams, you might like this as well. I got it from a friend of mine in my old ward in San Jose who was a professional caterer. It takes a bit of time, but it is soooooo worth it!

Yam Balls

3 cups of yams, cooked and mashed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon (more if you like)
Bag of mini-marshmallows
1-2 cups crushed cornflakes

Peel and mashed yams. Add eggs and cinnamon and mix thoroughly. Put in fridge and leave overnight to chill.

Next day, take about the size of a golf ball, put marshmallow into the middle. Roll in slightly crushed cornflakes.

Put in greased 9” x 13” pan. Put in 350ยบ oven for 10-15 minutes. Pour over caramel sauce (below) and put back in oven for 5 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes.

Caramel Sauce

1 cup butter
¾ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup cream

Mix butter, sugar, vanilla and flour together in large saucepan, until all ingredients are melted together. Then add cream. Keep on stove on medium heat until it gets really thick and color lightens. Should have the consistency of thick gravy or cheese sauce.


Tara said...

YUM!!! Thanks for sharing!

Teeples Family said...

I will have to try that! I love yams; and what could make them even better than caramel sauce & marshmallows!

Rachael said...

This recipe sounds fantastic!! I am definitely trying this for Thanksgiving.

Maureen said...

I'm happy to hear some of you might try this. I promise you, you will be happy! :)