Recently I had some friends down from Northern California who stayed with me.  The first morning they were there I was all excited to cook breakfast when to my horror, I realized that I had picked up a large yam instead of a sweet potato.  Yikes, now I had to come up with something for the yam.  Hence this recipe was born.
I really like how the apple and yam work together. While it may seem strange to add the cinnamon and sugar, you are only adding enough to give a very mild "hint" of cinnamon.  The small amount of sugar helps to ensure that the taste is not bland.  You can cook the apples and tomatoes in with the yams, I just perfer not to.  If you decide to do it all together, cook the yams until they are just about done. Push them to the out edge and make a "hole" in the center of the pan.  Add the butter and let it melt.  Then add the apple and tomatoes and cook.  Iv'e done this with others and it worked just fine.  If you really want to finish this off, add some spinach at the end and let it wilt and serve.
Hope you enjoy this recipe.
Serves 3 based on these amounts but you can easily increase or decrease the amounts to feed more or less


  • 1 Large Yam
  • 1 Apple 
  • 1/2 cup Grape Tomatoes
  • 1/2 TBSP Sugar/Cinnamon mix*
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 TBSP butter

If you like to make the cooking go a bit faster, poke some holes in the yam and cook for 3-4 minutes in the microwave.  It should be just getting to the point of being soft but still hard.

-Peel the yam and cut it into bite size pieces
-Peel the apple and cut into bite size pieces
-If using grape tomatoes, cut them in half

Heat about 1-1 1/2 TBSP oil in a fry pan, over medium heat add the yams and sprinkle with the sugar/cinnamon mix.  Let them brown on one side, then turn them over and brown on the other side.  Let them cook until easily pierced by a fork  Remove from pan and place into a warming bowl.
Heat the butter in the same fry pan
Once hot, add the apple and tomatoes
Keep moving them around so that they do not burn but brown.
Once done, add to the yams
Salt and Pepper to taste

Optional (and how I make them):  I cook bacon in the pan first and reserve the drippings.  Using a TBSP of the drippings at a time, I cook the yams.  Then make it the same the rest of the way by cooking the apples in the butter.

*I keep this in my cupboard at all times in a plastic container.  I use 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon 

I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

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