Friday, December 3, 2010

sunday dinner redux, side dishes edition - sweet potatoes!

Gooey... Sweet... Caramel-y...
Butterscotch-y Sweet Potatoes!
Sweeten up your Sunday dinner with these rich and decadent sweet potatoes. This is a simple (and overall, healthy) side dish that will not have you scrambling to the store for exotic ingredients, and it's a great dish to bring for gatherings since everyone loves it!
A tiny touch of cinnamon makes this dish perfect for all winter and autumn festivities, or can make a simple dinner pretty special as well. Pair these sweet potatoes with a pork roast, roast turkey or chicken or Cornish hen, or even a tender slow-cooked beef brisket.
And, it really doesn't take that much extra time to start from scratch instead of using canned sweet potatoes; just be sure to use a sharp peeler and knife for cutting. Also, do yourself a favor and don't buy the funny-shaped ones that look like obscene body parts or garden gnomes, etc.; you'll hate yourself later when you're trying to peel them.
  • 6 large sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into large cubes and boiled for about 10 minutes
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place cooked, drained sweet potato cubes in an ungreased 13 inch x 9 inch baking dish; set aside.
Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, half and half, cinnamon and salt in a medium-sized saucepan and boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
Pour sauce over the sweet potatoes, cover and bake 15 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes more, basting sweet potatoes with that delectable sauce.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.


Give it to me Tara! said...

OMG this looks good! I would eat it for breakfast/lunch/dinner:)


Lonesome Road Studio said...

It was really delicious, and a nice change from the marshmallow stuff.

M.M.E. said...

Ooh, those look delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe. It might just have to appear on my Christmas menu.

Doris Sturm said...

That sounds delish, Angie, more like dessert than a side dish. I just love sweet potatoes or yams...and so does Gizzy ;-)

Merry Christmas and good eats!


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