Asian Sweet Potato Pie?
- crowmuncher Jun 11, 2012 07:26 AM
I've been really into baking real sweet potato pie- that would be baking my own garnet yams and mashing them myself. I have also been really into Asian (purple on the outside/yellow on the inside) yams with seared (hopefully nonradioactive) tuna on the side. I was wondering if I could bake that same sweet potato pie, substituting Asian yam for garnet? Seems like a great idea, but have never actually tried it. Have you?
I don't see why not. They are the same species, just different varieties. That's assuming you are talking the sweet potato that I see labeled 'Japanese yam'. After cooking (I steam or boil more than bake) and mashing, the puree might be a bit dryer. And sweetness may be less. But those are things you can tweak with other ingredients.