Yamsticks??? That's a new one to a southerner! I'm not bashing, I've just never heard fried sweet potatoes endeared "yamsticks". I've never cared for any type of sweet potatoes. My husband and his family will eat them all sorts of ways: sweet potatoe pie, sweet potato shuffle, fried, baked, you name it. In some of our restaurants you can order either idaho baked, or sweet potato baked, the latter being served with a sweet cinnamon butter unless you request different. A guest of mine had these with her baby backs ribs at Austin's Steakhouse in Valdosta.