Candied sweet potatoes

    40 mins

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

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    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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