Caramelized Sweet Potatoes
- 1lb sweet potatoes- 3 tablespoon sugar- 1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon- 1 teaspoon orange zest- 2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds- 2 tablespoon toasted chopped pecan
1. Rinse and scrub sweet potato to clean. Towel dry to remove the moisture on the skin. Cut them into about 1" thick pieces.2. Place potato pieces in a non-stick surfaced skillet in a single layer without overlapping.3. In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over the sweet potato pieces. Cover the skillet with a lid and place over medium heat.4. When you hear the sizzling sounds (in about 2 minutes), reduce the heat to low. Occasionally shake the skillet by holding a handle with one hand and holding the lid with the other hand. This will help to caramelize evenly on the potatoes. Cook the potatoes in this manner for 2 minutes.5. Open the lid and flip the sweet potato pieces to the other side. Continue to cook for additional 1-2 minutes shaking occasionally.6. Test with a knife to check if the potatoes are tender and coated with sugar caramel.7. You an add the honey or corn syrup to give more shine and sweetness.8. Sprinkle sesame seeds, orange zest, and pecan on top. Serve warm or at room temperature.