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One of my favorite things to eat is candied sweet potatoes. I like them sweet and sticky; they are candied. I have trouble getting mine to "candy". Anyone have any suggestions?
This is how to make southern style candied sweet potatoes. This item is a must have at almost all southern tables, especially holiday dinners.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into thin slices and place them into the 13 X 9 baking pan.
Take the stick of butter
and cut it into thin slices as well and place the butter slices all
over the potatoes. You want a good even amount of butter on the
Grab your sugar container and scoop out about a cup of sugar.
Sprinkle the sugar all over the potatoes making sure to cover them
Place the pan in the oven and let it bake for about 20 minutes or until all the sugar is melted.
Remove the pan and pour some of the liquid out of the pan.
Sprinkle the potatoes again with enough sugar to cover them completely.
Place the pan back into the oven and repeat the pouring and covering
with sugar process several time until the potatoes are cooked and the
top is golden brown.
Mix the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Cover the sweet potatoes with sugar mixture and stir. Cover skillet, reduce heat to low and cook for about 1 hour or until potatoes are "candied". They should be tender but a little hard around the edges. Also the sauce will turn dark. You will need to stir occasionally during the cooking. Stir in the vanilla just before serving. Serve hot.
When my mom made them years ago she melted butter in a cast iron frying pan, added brown sugar and let it melt, then added slices or quarters of cooked sweet potatoes (or yams) and cooked slowly until they became sticky.
Try this candied yam or sweet potato recipe. It has received good reviews every Thanksgiving. Margielou
Gram, that's the way my mom & I have always made our candied sweet potatoes. You don't even need a cast iron skillet. It works just as well in a regular one.
You know what also would be good to put some cinnamon/sugar and chopped pecans on top and put in a 350 degree oven with a little melted butter drizzled on top for about 15 or so minutes
Thanks to everyone for the great suggestions; I'm going to try every one of them. I hope all of you have a great holiday season. Praise the Lord because he has really blessed us all.
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