Recipe contributed by K.Flay for Oxfam
These candied sweet potatoes are super simple and super delicious.
- 6 large sweet potatoes
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- generous pinch of kosher salt
- 1/3 cup salted butter
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into 1/2 inch rounds. Incorporate the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet and add the sliced potatoes. Cover the sweet potatoes with sugar mixture and stir. Cover skillet, reduce heat to low, and cook for one hour—stirring occasionally—or until potatoes are candied. They should be tender, but still firm around the edges. Mix in the vanilla extract just before serving.