LQP Asks: Mashed potatoes or yams?
It's fine if you say po-tay-to and I say po-tah-to. But the peels could fly depending on your take on the tater and its cousin, the yam.
Mashed potatoes are a pile of creamy goodness, easy to make. They're a terrific dish to help children learn how to cook, although getting them just right can be tricky. They go well with pretty much any basic meat dish you put together. Slather them in gravy or infuse them with garlic and butter.
Sweet potatoes – or yams – are mashed potatoes' versatile and healthier counterpart, although the way most people eat them detracts from their noble qualities. Bake them into a pie. Serve them in a melted-marshmallow-covered casserole. Throw in some pineapple or cinnamon.
For most people, there are two distinct camps when it comes to which one they prefer on their Thanksgiving plates.
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