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Friday, November 7, 2014

Southern Style Candied Sweet Potatoes

Looking for a Thanksgiving sweet potato recipe that is both spicy and tasty? Check out this one

1/4 lb unsalted butter (1 stick), cut into 1-inch chunks
5 lbs sweet potatoes (about 8 medium) peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1½ teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup water
1 egg white lightly beaten
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
pinch cayenne pepper
pinch ground cumin
2 cups pecans, halved
Sweet Potatoes
Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the sweet potatoes, brown sugar, salt, pepper and water; bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and cook stirring often until the sweet potatoes are tender (a paring knife can be slipped into center without resistance), about 45 to 60 minutes.
When the sweet potatoes are tender, remove the lid and bring the sauce to a rapid simmer over medium-high heat. Continue to simmer until the sauce has reduced to a glaze, 7 to 10 minutes.
Mix all the ingredients for the topping in a medium bowl and set aside.
Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat oven to 450˚F. Pour the potato mixture into a 13x9-inch baking dish. Spread the topping over the potatoes. Bake until the pecans are toasted and crisp, 10 to 15 minutes.
Serve immediately.

 Recipe courtesy of Best American Side Dishes by Cooks Illustrated

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Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends (TR 7:30)- My Turn for Us, Love Bakes Good Cakes
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1 comment:

  1. Great southern style sweet potatoe dish you shared at my last party! Hope you can come this Friday


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