Candied Sweet Potatoes

Candied Sweet Potatoes

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40min


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

Janet Mitchell

Ingredients
Serves: 4 

  • 1kg sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Salt

Directions
Preparation: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 then cook for a further 10 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are nicely glazed.

Did you know?

*Their scrumptious flavour and lush texture are misleading: gram for gram, sweet potatoes have about the same number of kilojoules as white potatoes.
*Studies have shown that high doses of beta-carotene supplements may be harmful to smokers, but there's no evidence that a diet rich in sweet potatoes, carrots and other natural beta-carotene sources can be anything other than beneficial.
*In fact, a group of American researchers experimented on themselves by eating a high-carotenoid lunch every day for three weeks. They choose sweet potatoes as their source – and eating just 170g per day raised their plasma levels of beta-carotene by more than 100 per cent.

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