Ya'Ya' Stuffed Yams
PREP TIME: 2 Hours
COMMENT: I found this recipe in a cookbook called Soumas Heritage Creole Cookbook by Panderina D. Soumas. In her book, Mrs. Soumas brought together many of her family's recipes and included a wealth of information about Creole history. I enjoyed her book so much that I invited her to be a guest on my Saturday morning radio show. In our celebration of Black History Month, I though I would share one of Pandarina's fun and tasty recipes.
In a 350 degree F oven, bake potatoes just until fork tender. Do not over bake. Scoop out the inside of the sweet potato, leaving a thin shell, and mix the sweet potato meat well with all ingredients. Spoon mixture back inside the sweet potato shells and mound slightly. Garnish with reserved coconut and pecans before baking. Bake at 300-325 degrees F for 30 minutes. After baking, let stand for 4-5 minutes before serving.