Luby's Candied Sweet Potatoes

Luby’s Candied Sweet Potatoes

4 lbs sweet potatoes
3 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 of a fresh lemon with peel
1/4 of a fresh orange with peel

In large saucepan, boil potatoes in enough water to cover for 30 minutes or until barely tender. Drain and cool to touch under cold running water. Peel and cut lengthwise into 1/2" slices. Place in large, shallow baking dish.

In medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, brown sugar, and nutmeg. Mix well. Add lemon and orange. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.

Heat oven to 350°F.

Pour syrup over potatoes. Cover with foil.

Bake 1 hour.

Yield: 8 Servings