I know, this looks bad. Sometimes rough looking ingredients can be combined to create some beautiful looking cuisine, but this just looks like a few tubers tossed with some fruit and cooked for a long while. And, honestly, that’s really all it is. Toss in a little brown sugar, butter, and water for good measure, and that’s the recipe. Luckily looks aren’t everything.
I snagged this from the time worn Joy of Cooking, and what it loses in appearance, and more than makes up for in taste. Those messy looking apples lend a nice batch of acidity to the starchy potatoes, making this a nice Thanksgiving alternative to the classic marshmallow covered ones.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, skinned, and sliced 1/2 inch thick
- 3 red apples, cored and sliced into thin wedges
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup water
Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the potatoes, apples, brown sugar, salt, and water. Combine.
Cover the skillet and cook on low heat for 30 minutes.
Uncover, increase the heat to medium, and cook until the water evaporates.
Season with some pepper.