Simplicity. No utensils were even needed to prepare this lovely side dish of caramelized potatoes. I served these alongside a pork roast and the combination was delicious. Use canned potatoes and make sure they are drained and dried thoroughly before beginning.
12 - 15 small new potatoes (found in the canned vegetable section, 2 - 3 cans)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
2 T. water
Drain potatoes and pat dry.
In a large skillet, cook the sugar on medium low heat until completely melted. DO NOT STIR.
When melted and slightly darkened around the edges, add the butter and stir until it becomes kind of a syrupy mixture.
Add the potatoes and a little bit of water (if the mixture starts to stiffen and form lumps, turn the heat up and it will melt again).
Moving the skillet around, gently cover each potato in the mixture, continuing to cook for about 6 - 8 minutes. Serve immediately.
From Favorite Family Recipes