Candied sweet potatoes

Candied sweet potatoes


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About this recipe: An outstanding source of beta-carotene, orange-fleshed sweet potatoes also have some vitamin C and B vitamins. All sweet potatoes offer dietary fibre.

Janet Mitchell

Serves: 4 

  • 1kg sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Salt

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Steam the sweet potatoes in a steamer or colander set over a saucepan of boiling water for 12 minutes or until tender.
  2. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over moderate heat. Add the sugar and lime juice and bring to the boil. Add the cooked sweet potatoes, ginger and a pinch of salt, and cook for a further 10 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are nicely glazed.

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