crispy caramelized salted sweet potatoes

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By Stacey Lawson
from New Orleans, LA

In an effort to have sweet potatoes a different way this Thanksgiving, I created this crunchy and delicious side dish.

serves 6-8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For crispy caramelized salted sweet potatoes

  • 6 md
    sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    coarse sea salt
  • 4 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 c
    evaporated milk or half and half
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
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How To Make crispy caramelized salted sweet potatoes

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Peel and cube sweet potatoes.
  • 3
    Line a 9 x 13 baking sheet with foil. Place sweet potato cubes on pan. Pour olive over potatoes and mix covering all cubes.
  • 4
    Sprinkle seat salt on potato cubes. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes until potatoes are still firm but can be pierced with a fork.
  • 5
    While potatoes are baking, combine brown sugar and butter. Allow to begin to melt together. Then add evaporated milk or half and half. Let mixture come to a soft boil until it forms a thick caramel sauce. Remove from heat, add vanilla.
  • 6
    Once potatoes have baked and sauce is done, pour over potatoes on baking sheet. Stir to cover all potato cubes. Put back in oven.
  • 7
    Allow to bake about 5 minutes or so until a crispy crust begins to form on potatoes, You may even want to put under the broiler for a crispier crust.

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