Monday, October 24, 2005

Candied Sweet Potatoes

This is the basic marshmallow topped Sweet Potatoes that is on many American's Tables for the Holidays.

Candied Sweet Potatoes

3 medium sweet potatoes or yams or
1 (18 ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped nuts or tiny marshmallows (optional)

Cook fresh sweet potatoes, covered, in enough boiling water to cover, for 25 to 35 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool slightly. Peel potatoes; cut into 1/2-inch thick slices. (Or, cut up canned potatoes.)

In a 1-quart casserole layer half of the potatoes, half of the brown sugar and half of the margarine. Repeat layers. Baked, uncovered, in a 375 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are glazed, spooning liquid over potatoes once or twice. If desired, sprinkle with nuts or marshmallows and bake for 5 minutes more.

Makes 4 servings.

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