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The Louisiana yam is an exceptional type of sweet potato, sweet and fl

Freezing Yams orSweet Potatoes microwave. Bake in oven; freeze; then reheatin microwave oven. This gives excellent results.with skins on. Coolmash. To prevent darken-water or in lemon or orange ju

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The Louisiana yam is an exceptional type of sweet potato, sweet and fl






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The Louisiana yam is an exceptional type of sweet potato, sweet and flavorful, with a soft moistflesh. It is delicious whether baked, boiled, fried, mashed, candied or used in hundreds of othervitamin A inside the body. One average sizethree or four times the recommended dailyallowance of vitamin A. When cooked in theYams are a good energy food and furnish smallamounts of other important vitamins and miner-firm potatoes with smooth, bright, uniformlycolored skins that are freefrom signs of decay. Avoidreadily lead to decay.Freshly dug potatoes are uncured. Theyare good boiled, mashed, candied, fried and inmany cooked dishes, but uncured potatoes donot bake successfully. They must be cured twoor three weeks before they will bake. Storecured yams in a cool, dry place where thetemperature is about 55 or 60 degrees F; do notstore them in the refrigerator.Well-matured, carefully handled andproperly cured potatoes will keep for severalmonths if the temperature and storage condi-tions are ideal. This usually is not possible,however, and potatoes spoil easily. You mightwish to freeze them to maintain their highREPARATIONcured potatoes. Scrub themand grease surface withfat. Bake at 400 degreesF for 15 minutes. Reducetemperature to 375 degreesF and bake until done. Cool.Wrap individually in foil; then storetogether in freezer bag or freezer paperat 0 degrees F. Leave in foil to thaw and reheat Freezing Yams orSweet Potatoes microwave. Bake in oven; freeze; then reheatin microwave oven. This gives excellent results.with skins on. Coolmash. To prevent darken-water or in lemon or orange juice. Mix theheadspace. Cover surface snugly with a layer offreezer paper or film. Seal and freeze at 0degrees F.Blanch 3 minutes in boiling water. Drain; coolquickly. For 4 medium yams, mix 1 cup sugar,1 tablespoon flour, 1 teaspoon ascorbic acidmixture and a dash of salt. Mix with potatoslices. Package in freezer bags or baking pan.Seal and freeze at 0 degrees F. To cook, placepotato mixture in baking dish. Sprinkle with 1juice (or slices of lemon or orange). Dot with 4mixture. Bake in 375-400 degrees F oven aboutan hour or until potatoes are tender. Serves 8.grams dietary fiber, 1300 RE Vitamin A, 15milligrams Vitamin C, and 105 milligrams so- William B. Richardson, Chancellor Jack L. Bagent, Vice Chancellor and DirectorPub. 1964(2.5M) Rep.Department of Agriculture. The Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service provides equal opportunities in programs and employmentVisit our website: http://www.agctr.lsu.edu/wwwac