Sweet but with a touch of savory, this side dish is a tropical treat. I like it with pork or spicy chicken.
- 3 or 4 Yams or Sweet Potatoes
- 2 or 3 Bananas
- Brown Sugar
- Rum (dark would be better but I only had white on hand)
- White Ground Pepper
- 2 to 3 tablespoons Butter
- Pecan Pieces
Melt the butter. In the meantime, peel the sweet potatoes.
Slice them into rounds.
Cut the bananas into chunks.
Sprinkle with a bit of brown sugar, maybe 1/3 of a cup.
Add a teaspoon each of cinnamon and cumin and a dash or two of white ground pepper.
Add a splash of rum…
…the melted butter…
…and a handful of pecans.
Stir it until every thing is well coated.
Spread it onto a baking dish and bake at 350 until the sweet potatoes are soft and tender, maybe 30 to 45 minutes? I really forgot to look at the clock.
Take it out of the oven and let it sit for a few minutes before moving to serving dish.
Stir it all together and serve.