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Baked Yams With Cinnamon-Chili Butter

Type: Vegetables
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozUnsalted butter - (1 stick) - room temperature
1 tablespoon 15mlNew Mexico chili powder - plus
2 teaspoons 10mlNew Mexico chili powder - see * Note
1 tablespoon 15mlGround cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlCayenne pepper
6   Yams (red-skinned sweet potatoes)

Recipe Instructions

Using electric mixer, beat first 5 ingredients in medium bowl until fluffy. (Can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before using.)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line large baking sheet with foil. Place yams on sheet; bake until tender, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Slit each yam lengthwise. Spoon 1 tablespoon butter into each. Serve, passing remaining butter separately.


Note: A pure chili powder, sold in the spice section of some supermarkets. If unavailable, substitute an equal quantity of regular mild chili powder.

"Bon Appetit, December 2002"


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