1/2 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
Peel sweet potatoes and place in a saucepan. Add water to cover the potatoes and bring to a boil. Boil 4 minutes. Drain well. Once potatoes cool enough to work with, cut into slices.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar until dissolved; add more butter if needed. Add the sweet potato slices and fry into golden brown and fork tender. Turn occasionally during the frying process.
These potatoes are best served while hot.