Friday, November 9, 2012

Skillet Glazed Sweet Potatoes

This is a very simple dish for the sweet potato lovers in your group.  My mom says you have to have sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving.  It is an unwritten law. She loves them just baked like a baked potato with butter.  She picks some up every couple of weeks during the cold months.
This recipes dresses them up a little more for company.

1/2 cup sugar (you may use brown sugar if you like)
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 medium sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled, and sliced thin

Boil the sweet potatoes in their jackets until they are nice and tender, for about 25 minutes.  Let cool, then peel and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices. 

In a heavy skillet, combine sugar, water, butter, and salt. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add sliced sweet potatoes. Simmer for 10 minutes, turning frequently until the sweet potatoes are well glazed.  Serves 4.

Variation – You may add a sprig of thyme and some orange slices or pineapple slices if you want to take it to another level.  

Keep it sweet, be happy and may God bless you and yours.

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