Maple Sweet Potatoes

Tony Roma's Restaurant Copycat Recipe

1 large garnet yam
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
3 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Bake yam for 40 to 45 minutes at 400 degrees.  This will bake the yam nearly all the way through, while still leaving it firm enough to slice when cool.  Remove the yam from the oven and let it cool so that you can handle it.  When the yam has cooled, remove the skin and slice it into 1-inch bite-size cubes.

Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet.  Add onion slices and pecans and saute for a couple minutes or until onion slices begin to brown.

Add sliced yams, maple syrup and cinnamon and saute for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often, or until yam pieces are hot and tender. This recipe yields 2 to 4 servings.