Veggie Volcano!

Exciting! Photo by Eric Staudenmaier

Exciting! Photo by Eric Staudenmaier

Here's a new and very very  way to serve sweet potatoes!


(4 servings)

4 yams or sweet potatoes

1/4 cup of butter

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup cranberry sauce

fresh herbs (optional)*

Preheat oven to 400°. Pierce yams with a fork and place on baking sheet. bake 40 minutes or until soft. Slice open yams and scoop into a bowl. Mash with butter and seasonings. Using very clean hands, mold into four cone shapes onto serving plate or individual plates (or make one giant volcano). make a small indentation on the tip of each cone. Spoon cranberry sauce into indentation and let drip down sides to resemble "lava". Now, run! Just kidding. Maybe run to the table so you can eat this though! 

*Insert herbs into base of volcano to resemble grass.