My Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes Recipe @pinch

Wow, these are the ultimate candied sweet potatoes. Chunks of fresh sweet potatoes or yams are smothered in a rich, thick, sweet glaze made from butter and dark brown sugar. These are easy to make. The hardest part is waiting for the glaze to thicken. These sweet potatoes are made on the stovetop, so they are a great holiday side dish when the oven is filled with other dishes. My mom always made sweet potatoes using this recipe. They are delicious! Try not to think about the fat content. After all, It is a holiday!

my thanksgiving sweet potatoes
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Vegetables Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 6-8 - sweet potatoes or yams (about 1 per person; roughly 3-4 pounds total)
  • 2 stick(s) butter
  • 1 cup(s) dark brown sugar (approximately)
Intructions :
  • Peel the potatoes and then cut into large chunks. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Boil the chunks until slightlly tender when pierced with a fork. This will only take a few minutes; don't boil till mushy
  • Reserve some of the liquid (approximately 1/3 cup) and drain sweet potatoes
  • In a skillet, melt butter. Add at least one cup of brown sugar and stir until well-mixed. You may need more brown sugar later if it does not thicken up to make a nice glaze. You want it to be like a nice, thick syrup consistency
  • Add about half to all of the reserved 1/3 cup liquid from the boiling pot. Continue stirring until thick. Again, add more brown sugar if it doesn't thicken up nicely
  • Add yams or sweet potatoes to the skillet. Gently toss in the glaze until it thickens up and the potatoes are heated. Keep an eye on the glaze. Stir it occasionally around the potatoes and keep coating potatoes. If it doesn\u2019t begin to thicken up, you'll need to add a little more brown sugar until it thickens up nicely.

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