This could almost be a dessert. It is very good served alongside game, wintery roasts and full-flavoured spicy food. Allan’s mum, Sue, is a wonderful cook — loaded with instinct — and everyone loves her food. She often makes her potatoes even sweeter than these.
Peel the sweet potatoes and rinse them, then cut them lengthways into
Simmer, uncovered, for another 40 minutes until the potatoes are very soft but not falling to pieces and are covered in a thickened sticky syrup. Don’t stir them at any point, but hula hoop the pot around now and then to make sure nothing is stuck at the bottom. Take care at the end that the caramel doesn’t stick and burn. Leave them to cool down a little before serving.
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