Despite sometimes calling them ‘yams’, all of the creamy, orange-fleshed potato-like vegetables that we sometimes denote with this name are actually sweet potatoes.
April McGregor helps clear up this confusion in her Southern Living article What’s the Difference Between Yams and Sweet Potatoes (http://www.southernliving.com/veggies/potatoes/difference-between-yams-and-sweet-potatoes). Regardless of what they are called, one thing almost everyone can agree on is how great they taste. These tubers are a staple on Southern tables, and for good reason. Try them in a Sliced Sweet Potato Pie, where their shape is retained and layered into a delicious crust and topped with Streusel topping. Or, make them one of your new-favorite side dishes as the star of Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Bacon.
If you would like to figure out how to get their great taste on the breakfast table, enjoy some Sweet Potato Casserole hotcakes. Or, consider a casserole: Classic Sweet Potato Casserole and Sweet Potato-Carrot Casserole are only two of the many amazing side-dish sensations. If you have a you-know-what kind of tooth, you can satisfy it with Sweet Potato-Pecan Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. Quite simply, it is easy to sum up this great potato in a single word: sweet.