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Sweet Potatoes with Raisins and Cinnamon

  • Put the oil in a wide sauté pan or large frying pan and set over medium-high heat.
  • When hot, put in the cinnamon stick and the onion.
  • Sauté for about 3 minutes, or until the onion has lost much of its water.
  • Add the sweet potatoes and stir.
  • Continue to sauté another 6 to 7 minutes, or until the onion begins to turn light brown and the sweet potatoes have also picked up a little colour.
  • Add 180 ml (3/4 cup) water, the salt, ginger, raisins, cayenne and sugar.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Turn the heat down low, cover and cook gently for 7 to 9 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  • There should be almost no liquid left in the pan, except for a little oil. (If there is, uncover and boil the liquid off.)
  • Serve hot.
  • Serves 3 to 4.