Southern style candied yams is the ultimate comfort food, especially during the holidays. With the holidays on us, now it's time to reflect on mistletoe, stocking hangers and of course comfort food. You know the food we all grew up with, and remember when we were children. And one of the best memories I have is not just the turkey, the pies or the cakes. It's the side dishes such as the cornbread stuffing, the macaroni and cheese and the ultimate holiday side dish, southern style candied yams.
A recent poll recognized southern candied yams as one of the all time favorite holiday side dishes. It's easy to see why. With it's robust cinnamon flavor, backed by the sugary sweetness, and followed up by just the right hint of nutmeg and butter to top it off. It literally goes with any kind of meat. In addition, the bright orange color adds interest and variety to any holiday plate.
After you finish a meal with southern candied yams, you're always rewarded with that satisfied feeling of comfort. Just be careful you don't overindulge. Surprisingly, more people are enjoying this popular side dish outside of the holiday season. No doubt, many long to bring the taste and comfort of this traditional holiday side dish with them outside the traditional holiday period. With yam imports coming from different parts of the world there's enough supply to meet the demand.
In addition, with more efficient yam storage techniques, the cost of yams during the off season is held stable. The growing demand for yams and sweet potatoes is expected to grow. Candied yams is predicted to expand it's influence as the king of not only of holiday side dishes - but soul food recipe side dishes for many years to come.Soul Food Candied Yams - Your Ultimate Holiday Comfort Food
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