Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes

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Traditional sweet potato recipe. It is usually served as a side dish. Originally submitted to

INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):


  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into slices.
  • Melt the butter or margarine in a heavy skillet and add the sliced sweet potatoes.
  • 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.