(Serves 6 to 8)
One of the most popular of all Southern vegetable dishes.
6 large yams
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 lb butter
Boil 6 large yams, let cool, peel and slice. Place in a baking pan. Distribute 1 cup of sugar over them and sift cinnamon over them. Put small pieces of butter here and there over the top and add 1 pint water. Bake in a 350 degree oven until brown - 40 to 50 minutes. The water, sugar, and butter will form a thick syrup for the potatoes.