Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe
- 6 large sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- salt to taste
step 1: Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into slices.
step 2: Melt the butter in a heavy skillet and add the sliced sweet potatoes.
step 3: 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.