Servings: Serves 6
Place yams in a medium pot. Cover with water and add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cook until yams are tender and can be pierced easily with a fork, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, heat milk and butter in a small pan over medium heat until butter melts, about 3 minutes.
Remove yams from heat. Drain and return yams to pot. Add milk-butter mixture and remaining salt. Mash until smooth and creamy. Scatter scallions on top (if using).
Reprinted by arrangement with Celebra, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. Copyright © Jewels and Jill Elmore, 2009.
From the September 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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