If I am what I yam rings true, what’s the best-case scenario? Joan’s on Third’s maple brown sugar yams, made according to Joan’s mom’s recipe, of course.
Maple Brown Sugar Yams
20 medium red garnet yams
5 sticks salted butter
2¼ c. dark brown sugar
1¼ c. maple syrup
1. Boil yams with skins until cooked (but not mushy). Cool, peel, cut into pieces (approximately three inches each). Distribute on ovenproof baking dish. Salt potatoes.
2. Melt butter in large saucepan. Add sugar, maple syrup, and 1 tsp. salt. Simmer and stir until thickened and emulsified.
3. Distribute syrup over yams until covered evenly.
4. Bake at 350° until bubbly.
6. Go for seconds.
And give thanks for Third.
Joan’s on Third, 8350 West Third Street, between Kings Road and Flores Street (323-655-2285 or joansonthird.com). Can’t take the heat? This and other tasty sides will be available in the Joan’s on Third Marketplace, today, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (closed Thursday and Friday).