Steve's (Not Mashed) Sweet Potatoes

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by ctrmom

My husband's cousin prepared the sweet potatoes this way for a family reunion type Thanksgiving a couple of years ago. We love them for a change of pace from candied yams and sweet potato casseroles, and they are oh so much better for you.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Here's a great recipe that doesn't have to be baked in the oven & is not overly sweet. However, when I make it again, I intend to substitute orange juice for half of the water, & perhaps jazz it up even more with some orange zest. Thanks, CTRmom ~~ I think I've found what will become, from now on, my sweet potato/yam side dish for the winter holidays!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and slice sweet potatoes into sticks about 1 inch thick (like fat french fries).
  2. Place in a large pot and add water until barely covered.
  3. Add orange, sugar, and seasonings to taste.
  4. Cook until crisp-tender: bring to a boil, reduce heat, boil gently for 5 to 8 minutes. (Nothing mushy here. There should still be some resistence in the bite.).
  5. Serve in syrup (cooking liquid). It's so pretty with the orange slices floating in it.

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