Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes



2 cups white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 pinch salt

1/2 cup butter

6 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced

1 tablespoon vanilla extract


1. In a small bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together.

2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add sweet potatoes, and stir to coat. Sprinkle sugar mixture over the sweet potatoes, and stir. Cover skillet, and reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour, or until the sauce is dark and the potatoes are candied. They should be tender, but a little hard around the edges.

3. Stir in vanilla, and serve.