Honey-glazed sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish for a busy weekday or holiday dinner. It only takes four ingredients to make this one-pot stovetop dish. The sweet potatoes are cooked in a mixture of honey, butter, and water yielding delicious syrup-glazed sweet potato slices.
- 1 1/2 pounds orange-fleshed sweet potatoes
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Wash and peel the sweet potatoes. Remove any black spots with a paring knife. Cut the potatoes into 1/2-inch rounds. (See picture in the blog post).
- Combine butter, honey, salt, and 1 cup of water in a heavy-bottomed 10-inch skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until the butter is melted and the mixture simmers about 3-4 minutes. Be sure that the mixture simmers and does not boil. If it begins to boil, lower the heat on your stove.
- Once the mixture simmers, add the sweet potato slices in a single layer. Cook the potatoes for 10 minutes and then flip them. Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the tip of a paring knife is easily inserted into the potato slice.
- Place the cooked potatoes in a serving dish and keep warm.
- Cook remaining sweet potatoes. Add additional water if necessary.
- Pour glaze over the cooked sweet potatoes.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The potatoes can also be frozen for up to 2 months.
- Use a sharp chef's knife to cut the potatoes into slices.
- Make sure that the mixture simmers and does not boil. Otherwise, all the water will evaporate, and the potatoes will burn.
- If the glaze is too thick, add additional water. If the glaze is too thin, simmer it for a few minutes until it is syrupy.
- *Nutrition Disclaimer
- Serving Size: 4 ounces
- Calories: 366
- Sugar: 39.7 g
- Sodium: 172.1 mg
- Fat: 15.4 g
- Carbohydrates: 58.7 g
- Protein: 2.1 g
- Cholesterol: 40.6 mg
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