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Candied Sweet Potatoes

6 sweet potatoes
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
1-1/2 cups water, cold
1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Peel the potatoes and cut in slices 1/2 inch thick. Lay in an iron skillet and add the remaining ingredients. Cover and bake at 350-F for 40 minutes. Uncover and continue baking for 30 minutes.

Source: Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book - Fine Old Recipes, Culinary Arts Press, 1936