Old Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes

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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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4 to 6
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make Old Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large (cast iron) skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add sliced potatoes to butter and toss to coat.
  3. Mix sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt; add to potatoes. Toss to coat.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour (covered), stirring occasionally until potatoes are fork tender.

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About Old Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes

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




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