Need a last minute side? Candied Sweet Potatoes are a MUST for Thanksgiving and Christmas in our home! And we decided also a MUST for our on-air segment with Teresa & George from KSEE24 News. Another super simple 4 ingredient side dish. You start by peeling the sweet potatoes and putting them onto boil – you want them just fork tender. Drain them well.
From there it’s really easy! Place the potatoes into a fry pan or electric skillet. Just add butter, brown sugar and dark Karo syrup and allow the potatoes to bubble and simmer away!
Cook the the potatoes, basting with the syrup every ten minutes or so. You’ll want to cook them for at least an hour – an hour and a half is even better. This is something that can easily be made a couple days in advance.
Even Dad got in on the fun and let me tell you – it doesn’t get much easier than this, 4 ingredients – just takes a little time and is so worth it!
If you’d like to see the clip from the show this morning, click this link from the KSEE24 Sunrise Show
Candied Sweet Potatoes
- 3 pounds sweet potatoes
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 stick butter
- 1 1/2 cups Karo Syrup
- Peel and boil the sweet potatoes until just fork tender - about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately drain really well.
- Transfer potatoes to a large frypan or electric skillet. Add the remaining ingredients, brown sugar, butter & syrup. Turn heat to medium until the butter and brown sugar melts and the mixture is thick and bubbly. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours, basting every 10-15 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!