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Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time:
20 Minutes
Cook Time:
1 Hour
Ready In:
1 Hour 20 Minutes
Ingredients:
Original recipe makes 12 servings
6 large sweet potatoes
1/2 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
salt to taste
Directions:
1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into slices.

2. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet and add the sliced sweet potatoes.

3. 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.

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