Steve's (Not Mashed) Sweet Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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!

Sydney Mike February 12, 2007

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