One of my favorite side dishes goes way back to Thanksgiving at my Grandfather and Grandmothers house in Lewiston, Idaho in the 60's. My Grandma made a thing called sweet potato balls for Thanksgiving, along with all the usuals. She took yams, or sweet potatoes, boiled them until tender, used a potato masher and mashed them. Then she would take the sweet potato mash, wrap it around a marshmallow, roll it in crushed bran flakes and then deep fat fry it. Man, those were like candy to my brother and I and I still crave them at Thanksgiving.