Thanksgiving dinner is getting closer and closer. I mean, shoot, we are already in the second week of school. Can you believe that!
Each year, although I’m highly traditional and you’ll always find traditional dishes on my holiday table, I try and look for new recipe ideas. I love serving my family flavorful dishes over the holidays.
One thing I always make is sweet potatoes. However, the casserole that I whip up is very time consuming to make. Between the turkey, stuffing, and scalloped potatoes, I don’t always have time to mess with other dishes.
So, when I stumbled across this easy candied sweet potato recipe I was quite pleased. It really doesn’t get easier than this, folks.
Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 6 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
- In a small bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together.
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add sweet potatoes, and stir to coat.
- Sprinkle sugar mixture over the sweet potatoes, and stir.
- Cover skillet, and reduce heat to low.
- Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour, or until the sauce is dark and the potatoes are candied.
- They should be tender, but a little hard around the edges.
- Stir in vanilla, and serve.