I remember growing up that these candied Sweet potatoes were a part offer holiday meal growing up. We only got them on those days never any other time, so I really looked forward to them. I have made them for my family for 3o years now.
These sweet potatoes are different from what you expect from sweet potatoes and they are always a big hit.
- 6 medium Sized Sweet Potatoes
- ⅓ cup Butter (can substitute margarine)
- ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
- teaspoon Salt
- Get Sweet potatoes cleaned and ready to go and put in a pot of salted boiling water, cook 30 to 35 minutes until fork tender. Let your sweet potatoes cool a bit, then peel and cut into quarters.
- Melt the butter in a skillet (I find a well-seasoned cast iron skillet works very well for this if you have it), add brown sugar and salt and cook until it comes to a boil. Add your sweet potatoes in and cook over medium heat until the potatoes are well caramelized.
- (notes: I normally use a ½ cup of butter and brown sugar for this recipe as I don’t find that the ⅓ cup is enough.)