Today we will be making the Ol’ No. 7 Yams Recipe from Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible vegan. My thoughts, ingredients, measurements, and directions are available below.
Day 11 Recipe 11 Southern Queen of Vegan Cuisine:
Yams (which there seems to have been an uprising about what yams are in the comments) are a staple in the south. I can not remember one Christmas, one Thanksgiving, one birthday, or funeral repast where we did not eat yams. Even though they are delicious, they are sugar laden and nothing really special anymore.
But this recipe in the Paula Deen cookbook calls for something a little different. Jack Daniels! Hence, the Ol’ No. 7. I have used alcohol on my channel before, but it is not something I want to advocate. Also, it would have cost me a lot more to make this recipe and I really didn’t want to bring a bottle of liquor in my parents’ house. I am old enough to drink, but still.
Good thing Paula had something else up her sleeve. Orange peel. I have never had orange peel in anything. Orange zest, yes, but never the whole orange peel. Let me just say, it is magical.
Ol’ No. 7 Yams Recipe
4 large, baked sweet potatoes
1 cup raw or brown sugar
4 tablespoons vegan butter
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 long strip orange peel
3 cups water
Stir together raw or brown sugar, vegan butter, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium high heat.
Toss in the orange peel and fill with water.
Bring it to a boil and then allow to simmer for 30 minutes, or until syrupy.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into thick slices. Layer them in a casserole dish.
Pour the syrup mixture over the sweet potatoes, including the orange peel.
Bake for 30 minutes, then serve hot.
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