Candied sweet potatoes

 

By Alice Matthews Story:

3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 stick butter

Fill 6 quart pot or deep iron skillet a little over half full of potatoes cut into 1/2 inch strips. Cover with sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, butter, and water. Cook on high heat. Start turning at once, do not stir, just lift and turn. If the potatoes get too soft before syrup is thick enough, lift potatoes out and let syrup boil a few minutes longer. Pour thick syrup over potatoes and serve.