Sweet Potatoes Recipes

April 18, 2012 by  
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I’ve collected all of my favorite sweet potato recipes together here for your enjoyment. I hope you will try these. Sweet potatoes are now classified as a “super food”, although the sugar that Southerners usually add might kick them off of the list.

For more information on sweet potatoes, check out Know Your Ingredients–Sweet Potatoes. If you are looking for a Fried Sweet Potatoes recipe, that recipe is on How to Make Crispy Sweet Potato Fries.

Microwaved Sweet Potatoes

My favorite way to enjoy sweet potatoes.

Prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork and place on a microwaveable plate or a paper towel. Microwave one or two potatoes at a time. Actual cooking time will depend on your microwave and the size of the potato, but I usually start with 5 to 8 minutes and then check for doneness. Sweet potatoes are done when they easily yield to slight pressure. Slit open and enjoy with butter or your favorite toppings. I usually skip the butter and top with some canned pineapple tidbits.

 

Candied Sweet Potatoes
6 medium sized sweet potatoes
¾ cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter

  1. Boil sweet potatoes whole.  Peel and slice.
  2. Arrange a layer of sweet potato slices of in a greased casserole. Sprinkle with salt, brown sugar and dot with butter.
  3. Repeat with additional layers of sweet potatoes, brown sugar and butter until all is used.
  4. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes, or cook in a heavy skillet on top of stove, basting frequently.

Serves 6

Hawaiian Sweet Potatoes
6 medium sized sweet potatoes
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 cup drained crushed pineapple
1/3 cup butter

  1. Boil sweet potatoes whole.  Peel and slice.
  2. Arrange a layer of sweet potato slices of in a greased casserole. Sprinkle with pineapple and brown sugar, dot with butter.
  3. Repeat with additional layers of sweet potatoes, pineapple, brown sugar and butter until all is used.
  4. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes, or cook in a heavy skillet on top of stove, basting frequently.

Serves 6

Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes
6 medium sized sweet potatoes
½ cup honey
1/3 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup melted butter

  1. Boil sweet potatoes whole.  Peel and slice.
  2. Combine honey, orange juice, salt and melted butter
  3. Arrange a layer of sweet potato slices of in a greased casserole. Moisten with honey – orange juice mixture.  Repeat with additional layers of sweet potatoes and juice.
  4. Pour any remaining orange juice mixture over all.
  5. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes.  Serves 6

Vermont Candied Sweet Potatoes
6 medium sized sweet potatoes
¾ cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter

  1. Boil sweet potatoes whole.  Peel and slice.
  2. Arrange a layer of sweet potato slices of in a greased casserole.  Drizzle with maple syrup and dot with butter.
  3. Repeat with additional layers of sweet potatoes, syrup and butter until all is used.
  4. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes.  Serves 6

Easy Glazed Sweet Potatoes
6 medium sized sweet potatoes
¾ cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter

  1. Boil sweet potatoes whole.  Peel and slice.
  2. Arrange sweet potato slices  in a single layer on a shallow baking pan
  3. Sprinkle with brown sugar and dot with butter.
  4. Bake in a 300 degree oven for about 40 minutes, or until potatoes are glazed.  Turn during baking.

Sweet Potato Croquettes, Sweet Potato Cakes or Sweet Potato Patties
3 cups of cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
¼ cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ cup crushed pineapple, drained
2 eggs, used separately
bread crumbs

  1. Combine sweet potatoes, butter, salt, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, pineapple and 1 egg.
  2. Shape into 1 ½ inch balls.
  3. Roll balls into a beaten egg, then into bread crumbs.
  4. Fry in hot fat (375 degrees) until browned.  Drain on paper towels  and serve hot.

Grated Sweet Potato Pudding
4 cups grated sweet potatoes (raw)
1 cup cane syrup
½ cup sugar
1 cup milk
½ cup butter
3 eggs
½ cup chopped pecans
1 cup raisins
½ teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cinnamon

  1. In a heavy iron skillet, melt the butter.
  2. Mix all the ingredients except eggs and butter together.
  3. Beat eggs and add to remaining ingredients.
  4. Pour into pan of hot butter and stir until heated.
  5. Put skillet into a 375 degree oven to bake for 40 minutes, stirring half way through.
  6. Serve with sweetened cream if desired.

The iron skillet will make the pudding dark, which is desirable.  If baked in a different pan, pudding will be lighter.

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