Old Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes

Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

This is the way my mother served sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving and Christmas before she discovered the well known Sweet Potato Souffle recipe. As much as I love the souffle recipe, I still love these potatoes in this wonderful syrup.

Hope you enjoy!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 5 votes
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Serves:
4 to 6
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

4 to 6
sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
2 c
sugar
1 stick
butter (1/2 cup)
1/2 to 1 tsp
nutmeg (nutmeg is strong and you don't really need a lot)
1 tsp
cinnamon
pinch
salt

Step-By-Step

1In a large (cast iron) skillet, melt butter over medium heat.

2Add sliced potatoes to butter and toss to coat.

3Mix sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt; add to potatoes. Toss to coat.

4Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour (covered), stirring occasionally until potatoes are fork tender.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom