Sweet Potatoes

Native to South America but always on the table at holiday time, sweet potatoes are an oblong, pointed-ended tuber from the morning glory family. Here in the U.S., we use the terms “yam” and “sweet potatoes” interchangeable.

With a vivid orange color and soft moist texture, they have an excellent, subtly sweet flavor when cooked. They are great mashed, roasted and baked.