Fried Sweet Potatoes
4 to 5 large unpeeled sweet potatoes
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
Place whole sweet potatoes in a large pot and add enough water to cover sweet potatoes. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat on stovetop and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.
When potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel and cut into 1/4-inch slices.
In a large skillet on stovetop, melt butter.
Layer sweet-potato slices in bottom of skillet and pour sugar over potatoes. Cook over medium-high heat until potatoes are tender and sugar begins to caramelize. Do not stir potatoes, just turn them carefully with a spatula to prevent sticking.
Credits: Louisiana Cookin'