Whole food with flavor is what flies around here.
If it’s sweet, it’s even more popular. If it’s something I can grow or produce on the homestead, I’m golden.
That’s why this recipe for sweet potatoes with homemade butter and brown sugar is a go-to recipe we use time and again. It’s easily adjusted for different diets, and if you don’t want to use brown sugar, you can easily substitute a sweetener that works with your diet.
This recipe is gluten-free also!
I was first introduced to this southern recipe staple when I moved from Denver to New York to begin my writing career. We stopped in Arkansas, at a restaurant outside of Little Rock, for dinner, where I had a local fish dish. As a side dish, the plate included one of these sweet potatoes.
And I was converted.
The taste was unlike anything I’d experienced. The starchiness of the potato mixed with the creaminess of the butter and the added sweetness of the sugar combined to produce an incredible memory.
(Looking back, too, we entered the restaurant at 9:30PM, and I bet the staff was pretty annoyed since they were preparing to close the restaurant! Luckily, I’m a fast eater).