Glazed Sweet Potatoes

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Patty Jablonowski
from Philadelphia, PA

These sweet potatoes were a must have at every turkey dinner growing up. I switched to a sweet potato casserole when I had kids. They wouldn't eat the casserole. One day I made these glazed sweets. They disappeared.

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients

  • 4 md
    sweet potatoes of equal size
  • 1 c
    brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1 stick
    butter
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How To Make

  • 1
    1. Place sweet potatoes in a steamer basket over simmering water. Cover. Let steam until potatoes are fork tender. (time depends on size of potatoes).
  • 2
    2. Allow potatoes to cool until you can handle them. Remove the outer skin. Cut potatoes in 1/2 or 1/4's lengthwise depending on size of potato.
  • 3
    3. Put brown sugar on a large plate or in a pie pan. Roll cut sweet potatoes in sugar pressing the sugar on until well coated. (note: the hotter the potatoes, the more easily the sugar will stick).
  • 4
    4. Melt butter in a large heavy frying pan. Place the sugared potatoes in the butter. Turn frequently until golden brown and syrupy. (about 10 - 15 minutes) (be careful, the sugar will burn easily). Remove to a platter and serve. (may keep warm in the oven until ready to serve).

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