Sweet potatoes are cooked on the stove with butter and sugar until thick and syrupy.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups white sugar
In a large pot over medium heat, place potatoes in water. Top with butter and sugar, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, without stirring, until mixture is thick and syrupy, 40 minutes. Mixture will thicken slightly as it cools. Remove from heat and serve warm.