Sweet Potato Cooked in Ginger Syrup

In this recipe, sweet potatoes are cooked in a ginger syrup to make a country-style dessert.

Original recipe makes 4 servings


1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 quart water
1 (1/2 inch) piece ginger, peeled and sliced
1 cup palm sugar

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    30 mins


    40 mins


  1. Combine the sweet potatoes with the water in a pot and soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove the potatoes from the water. Bring the water to a boil and return the potatoes to the boiling water with the ginger slices. Cook the potatoes at a boil until fork-tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Stir the sugar into the water until completely dissolved. Remove the sweet potatoes to individual bowls and spoon the ginger syrup over the potatoes to serve.


Calories: 296 kcal
Carbohydrates: 74.2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 0.2 g
Fiber: 2.9 g
Protein: 1.6 g
Sodium: 53 mg