Candied Sweet Potatoes

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    4 to 6

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Glory of Southern Cooking

The Glory of Southern Cooking

By James Villas

Published 2007

  • About

Often made with a heavy, cloying, canned commercial syrup and covered with sickening melted marshmallows, candied sweet potatoes have earned a bad reputation throughout the South. Today, however, cooks are learning to respect the dish more, and when candied sweet potatoes are prepared properly, there’s no more luscious addition to the holiday table—or, for that matter, to any formal or informal buffet. I knew one lady in Chattanooga, Tennessee, who always sprinkled a big handful of crushed pecans over her potatoes before baking them, an idea I still borrow when I want to highlight the rich dish.

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