This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 1. Published here with her permission.
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(by Shirley McNevich)
3 large whole yams
1/2 - 3/4 cup dark brown Domino's sugar
Peel yams and cut each yam into quarters. Put yams in a saucepan. Cover yams with water and add a pinch of salt. Turn heat on medium. After water comes to a boil, cook 10-12 minutes (they won't be completely done until later). Drain water from yams. Use a frying pan and add 2 TBSP canola oil. Add yams to frying pan and sprinkle the brown sugar over the top of the yams (1/2 cup brown sugar for not-so-sweet; 3/4 cup brown sugar if you like them sweeter). Put a lid on the frying pan and cook on medium heat for 15-20 minutes, turning them every 5 minutes.