Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Classic Candied Sweet Potatoes

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!


Living Life said...

I am forwarding this one to my sister... she loves sweet potatoes. I, on the other hand am not a fan. It looks easy though.

Brendan said...

best sweet potatoes ever