As you’re cleaning out your pantry, you’ll probably find a variety of foods. Hopefully none too far expired though! That’s always my biggest fear. I hate the thought of wasting money by not eating what I’ve purchased. However, I will admit I’m not a ‘best if used by’ ninja. I still pop it open and if it looks good, smells good, and tastes good, we usually will still eat it. But as I’ve cleaned out my pantry in the past, I do discover some odd items that I struggle to find a use for. One of those things is Canned Yams, which my mother-in-law passed on to us. So today, I’ve compiled a variety of ways to share with you on how best to use them.
Top 10 Things To Make Canned Yams
- Whip up a batch of Sweet Potato Muffins. Which also freeze well if you can’t eat fast enough.
- Sweet Potato Pie is always a good choice! (Country songs don’t lie right?)
- Warm them up and top with a little butter, cinnamon and sugar.
- Add to a homemade soup.
- Bake them with onion and garlic.
- Mix with hash browns and eggs and fry like a pancake.
- Mash and add to a cupcake batter for flavor and to create a more moist cupcake.
- Add to your ice cream maker for your next batch of ice cream.
- Sweet potato bars. There are lots of variations online if you google for a recipe.
- Black Eyed Sweet Potato Sliders
- 3 cups cooked black eyes peas (2-15oz cans)
- 1½ cups sweet potato, mashed
- 1-2 Tbsp tahini
- 1 tsp salt (add ¼ tsp at a time to taste)
- ¾+ tsp spices (your choice! I used Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning, but Slap Yo Mama seasoning is good, too)
- a few dashes fine black pepper
- 2+ Tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1-2 tsp oil (if baking, fold the oil into the patty mixture, if sautéing add the oil to the pan
- Bake, peel and mash your sweet potato. (Or drain and rinse the canned ones.)
- Add to large mixing bowl.
- Rinse and drain the black eyed peas. Add to large bowl along with the remaining patty ingredients.
- Using a large fork or potato masher - mash the contents of the bowl.
- If baking, heat oven to 350 degrees. If using stove top - heat 1 tsp oil in large saute or grill pan.
- Form slider patties - about golf ball sized scoops of mixture.
- Baking: 350 degrees for 15 minutes for sliders. Larger burgers take about 22 minutes.
- For sauté: cook about 3 minutes on each side - you want the outside to be toasty brown while the inside stays moist yet heated through.
So tell me, what’s your favorite way to make canned yams?
I’m a city girl turned country by my awesome husband and we have three busy boys and two darling daughters. I love spending time with my family, reading Karen Kingsbury novels, and catching up with friends while our kiddos have play dates. I’m blessed beyond measure and can’t wait to see what God has in store.
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