No one in my household will eat these. I love them! Last year I forgot to add the water and the syrup was nice and thick. This year I remembered the water and it was too thin for me. I total recommend skipping the water. I already can't wait to eat leftovers.
6 yellow-fleshed sweet potatoes
1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 °F. Place whole sweet potatoes in a steamer over a couple of inches of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain and cool. Peel, and slice sweet potatoes lengthwise into 1/2 inch slices. Place in a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, brown sugar, water and salt. When the sauce is bubbly and sugar is dissolved, pour over potatoes.
Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, occasionally basting the sweet potatoes with the brown sugar sauce.