Friday, November 21, 2008

Candied Sweet Potatoes


2 pounds sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2" slices
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt
Wash sweet potatoes but do not pare. Heat enough salted water to cover potatoes to boiling. Add potatoes. Cover and heat to boiling. Cook until tender, 30 to 35 minutes; drain. Slip off skins.
Mix brown sugar, butter, water and salt in 8-inch skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly. Add sweet potato slices; stir gently until glazed and heated through.
Serving Size: 6

I have never really made these, but my mother in law makes them every holiday. This is similar to her method but she cooks hers for more over 30 minutes. The sugar kind of caramelizes with more cooking, not to a hard caramel, but I don't think the till "heated through" above would do the trick, till heated is not candied. My MIL's feeds a crowd so I guess she just makes more.

Chocolate layered dessert- pecan crust, cream cheese, chocolate and cool whip. Check it out, it is so good!
Southern Cornbread dressing cooked in a pan, not in the bird- because the bird is fried!

Money Saving Mom has a link to more Thanksgiving dishes and traditions here.

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