Everyone needs to make this NOW.
Sadly, I can’t claim credit for this recipe. But it’s too good not to share. Here’s the link: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/southern-candied-sweet-potatoes/
For those of you not inclined to copying/pasting links, here’s the recipe (serves 12):
- 6 large sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup/115 g butter
- 2 cups/400g white sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- salt to taste
- Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into slices.
- Melt the butter or margarine in a heavy skillet and add the sliced sweet potatoes.
- 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.
So yes, make this NOW. It’s utter deliciousness. Thank you Pam Reed, whoever you are, for submitting this to allrecipes.com. You are a candied yam goddess. I think I’ll also be playing around with variations of this in the future to make a more “everyday,” less “Thanksgiving feast” kind of recipe (Read: less butter and sugar). But then again, who cares. We’ll see…