Here is a side dish that goes well at Thanksgiving or Christmas, or heck any time of year! These sweet potatoes are easy to make, but a bit time consuming. But the final result is better than any sweet potato you've ever had. I promise!
Classic Candied Sweet Potatoes
▪ 6 sweet potatoes
▪ ½ cup butter
▪ 1 cup brown sugar, packed
▪ ½ cup water
▪ 1 teaspoon salt
Place whole sweet potatoes in a steamer over a couple of inches of boiling water and cover. Cook until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain and cool.
Peel and slice sweet potatoes (so they are in rounds) into 1 inch slices. Place in a 9 x 13 in. baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, brown sugar, water and salt. When the sauce is bubbly and sugar is dissolved, pour over potatoes.
Bake in preheated 350ºF oven for 1 hour, occasionally basting the sweet potatoes with the brown sugar sauce.
Notes: I usually have to steam the potatoes in two batches because my steamer is not very large. These really are fantastic. Enjoy!