Chef John's Candied Yams
Sure, everyone knows orange-fleshed sweet potatoes aren't really yams, but it makes for a shorter name. I'm not a huge sweet side dish person, but I make an exception for these candied yams that use lemon instead of orange juice as a sweetener.
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If you're using fine salt instead of kosher salt, use about 5 teaspoons fine salt instead of 3 tablespoons of kosher salt.