Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Mom's Sweet Potatoes

These are the sweet potatoes that I grew up on. Mom made them every Thanksgiving and sometimes we could convince her to make them other times too if we begged enough. Except my mom NEVER put marshmallows on top. That is to please the husband.Mom's Sweet Potatoes

From: Mom Solter

4-6 sweet potatoes
1 stick butter
1-2 cups brown sugar
1/2 can crushed pineapple, with juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup Karo syrup
1-1 Tbs. molasses
1/4-1/2 tsp. cloves
1/4-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Mini Marshmallows, if desired

Preheat oven to 35o degrees. Scrub potatoes and cut into 2" chunks. Cover with in a large pot and bring to a boil. When potatoes are fork tender, poor off the water. Cover with cold water until they are cool enough to handle. Peel skins off with a knife or your fingers. Cut into 1 - 1 1/2" rings. Place in a 9x13 pan and set aside.

Place at least one stick of butter in a pan. Melt butter and add brown sugar. Add crushed pineapple and juice (I usually add all of the pineapple and such because I figure you can't go wrong). Add salt, Karo Syrup, molasses, cloves and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour over sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with mini marshmallows, if desired. Bake for 30 minutes. Ladle sauces over potatoes and serve.

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