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The Three Stooges - N'Yuk N'Yuk N'Yams

Curly's grandson dropped into Hollywood Kitchen for this EPIC episode!

The Three Stooges were one of the funniest comedy teams in Hollywood and made a series of short films at Columbia Pictures. Curly Howard was with the Stooges from 1933 until 1947.

The Recipe

This recipe is from "The Official Three Stooges Cookbook" by Robert Kurson and published in 1999.


1 cup apple cider

1/2 cup honey

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 tablespoons butter

2 medium-large yams or sweet potatoes, peeled


Combine the cider, honey, lemon juice and better in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut the yams into 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick slices. Add them to the cider mixture and cover the pan. Simmer until yams test fork-tender, about 30 minutes. Remove the slices with a slotted spoon and place them on a serving dish. Cover the dish to keep yams warm.

Raise the heat under the saucepan to medium-high to reduce the cooking juices to a syrup-consistency, about 10 minutes, or 1/2 cup in volume. Pour the hot syrup evenly over the yam slices and serve immediately.

Special Guests

Bradley Server is the youngest grandson of Curly Howard and you can follow his adventures on his official Youtube Channel.

Dr. Annette Bochenek is a film historian, scholar and professor and runs the blog Hometowns to Hollywood.

Rick Greene is a film history collector and also co-authored the book "Harry Brandon: King of the Boogeymen" with Bill Cassara. You can find Rick on Facebook and he runs the group Greene's Pop Culture Sugar Blast! Coolness From The 20th Century. He is currently writing a book about Martin and Lewis that will come out in early 2022.

The Final Result

These were easy to make, tasty and would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving meal!

I would suggest letting them simmer 20 to 25 minutes instead of 30 minutes as suggested in the recipe. Check on them often to be sure they don't burn.

The Three Stooges website has tons of films that you can stream, products for sale, news and much more!


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