Old-Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes

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Diane Atherton

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@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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Sweet potatoes on the holidays are a staple side dish. These candied ones are simple to make and divine. They're filled with butter, sugar, and spice. By cooking in the cast iron, the potatoes are tender and sweet with little crispy edges. If you want to get real fancy, sprinkle with some chopped pecans. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 7 votes

Comments:
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

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 in a bowl.
  4. Add to potatoes. Toss to coat.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 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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