I love sweet potatoes. I love them baked, mashed, fried-- and especially "candied". I also love yams. What's the difference between yams and sweet potatoes. Ever wonder? After doing some internet sleuthing, the consensus seems to be:
Yams in the U.S. are actually sweet potatoes with relatively moist texture and orange flesh. Although the terms are generally used interchangeably, the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires that the label "yam" always be accompanied by "sweet potato." (Source)So, for simplicity's sake, I'll refer to these as Candied Sweet Potatoes. I should also add that these are rich, and incredibly good!