Eat and Drink Sam Davis's Whipped Yams Whip up some yams this Thanksgiving. Photo Credit: Birds & Bubbles November 11, 2015 10:25 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email “These whipped yams are a take on my grandma's candied yam pie reimagined as a side dish. The yams are whipped smooth with brown sugar, cane syrup and cinnamon and go best topped with pecan praline brittle. This is a perfect sweet side dish if you can't wait until dessert!” – Chef Sam Davis, Chef de Cuisine, Birds & Bubbles WHIPPED YAMS Yield: 4 cups Ingredients: 2 1/2 pounds large yams, scrubbed Kosher salt ground black pepper 1 cup heavy cream 1 bay leaf 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1Tbsp dark brown sugar 1/2 tablespoon brown butter Pecan praline brittle (as garnish) Method: Peel yams and cut into medium size pieces. Fill small stock pot with water and add yams. Bring to a boil until yams are soft and can be pricked with a fork. Begin to mash the yams with a fork and add in the brown butter. Transfer the yams to a mixer and beat on medium, adding the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste. In a saucepan, add heavy cream and bay leaf and bring to a simmer. When heated, slowly drizzle into the mixer with the yams. Continue to beat on medium until the yams become smooth and whipped. Top each serving with one piece pecan praline brittle. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.