• 11/2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion; peeled, halved and thinly sliced
  • 13/4 Pounds sweet potatoes (3 large), peeled and quartered
  • 11/4 Cups water
  • 1 Cup California golden raisins
  • 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 3/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Ground red pepper or bottled hot pepper sauce; to taste


In a large skillet or saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes or until golden. Add sweet potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Stir in water, raisins, sugar, salt, ginger, cinnamon and pepper. Cover and cook over medium heat for 12 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 170 (Calories from Fat 11%); Total Fat 2 ( Saturated Fat 0; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 190; Potassium 446; Total Carbohydrate 38; Dietary Fiber 3; Sugars 23; Protein 2; Calcium 37; Iron 1;

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- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.