This is a warning about the cooking time for the yam. It should be TEN minutes, as is written in the recipe. The problem is that the number 10 in the recipe can look like 20 when printed or viewed on the screen because the number 1 (one) has a "serif" and looks similar to the number 2 (two). My mother misread the 10 (ten) minute cooking time as 20 (twenty) minutes. At 15 minutes, they yam exploded into flames in the microwave, destroying the microwave oven. If she were not in the kitchen when this happened, her house could have burned down. MESSAGE TO FOOD.COM: Please update your website to use a "sans serif" font for your numbers so the numbers "one" and "two" do not look similar. Thank you.
I made this recipe on 10/30/13. I've had mashed and boiled potatoes.But never cooked in a microwave,so this intrigued me. But,this was a very nice change of pace way to make sweet potatoes. The recipe was followed as written,but my potato was small and the 10 minutes made it even smaller( NOTE TO SELF: shorten cooking time if using smaller potatoes :) )Thank you for a very good recipe. " Keep Smiling :) "
i followed this exactly and i even put some marshmallows on it like at texas roadhouse! my family loveed it!! The honey was a nice touch to it
I made this for the DM using a smallish sweet potato which was cook in 7 minutes in a 900W microwave oven then I completed the halving of the potato and scored but then put the butter then the honey on and didn't worry about putting it back in the oven and the DM thoroughly enjoyed, something I'm sure I will make again for it is just so simple but with lovely flavours. Thank you Derf, made for All You Can Cook Buffet tag game special.
I really love sweet potatoes and thought this was delicious and easy. I've never thought of using honey and enjoyed the honey and butter combo.
Easy, quick, and delicious! What more can you ask for? Thanks for sharing a delicious way to cook a sweet potato fast!
Couldn't be easier or more delicious! Popped a sweet potato in the microwave after scoring it length-wise... and it came out perfectly done! Didn't use honey but did use butter and a fresh ground pepper. I can see me playing with other seasoning combinations in the future. Thanks for sharing a fast and easy recipe!
This is excellent and I too prefer mine with brown sugar, but hey, maybe it's a Southern thing. It's so nice to have something I can fix for just one and not have to eat leftovers for a week. Real quick, too.
I had to give this 5 stars because of its simplicity in the microwave - and yams are SO delicious even with minimal preparation! Honey is great but I like to put brown sugar and butter in mine, just mashed in with the middle. Wonderful way to make yams!