Candied Sweet Potatoes
This was quick and easy and good. I chop the sweet potatoes (with the skin still on) into 2" thick circles, and then cut the circles in half, before boiling them in an enormous stockpot-- this makes the boiling time really fast. After they are boiled, the skin practically falls off, which saves you the effort of peeling them beforehand. Based on the reviews, I reduced the butter and sugar all the way down to 1/4 cup margarine and 1/2 cup brown sugar. The Thanksgiving guests said it was perfect that way, but no one had a super sweet tooth. Personally, I will try 1/2 cup margarine and maybe 3/4 cup sugar next time as I felt the reduced version was too healthy and not decadent enough. :) Although chunks are good, the potatoes should still be mashed a little bit while you stir them into the sauce. If you have too big chunks the butter/sugar will not penetrate the center of the chunk. Did anyone notice that this recipe is very similar to making rice krispie treats-- except you don't add sugar when making rice krispie treats?
***Update*** I've made this every year for Thanksgiving, and it is always a hit. Definitely go with 1/2 cup salted butter (NOT margarine!) and 3/4 cup brown sugar.
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Dec. 4, 2006