41 fantastic & classic sweet potato recipes

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41 classic sweet potato recipes

21. Sweet potatoes and peanuts

1 quart of mashed sweet potatoes
1 teaspoonful of cinnamon
2 tablespoonfuls of butter or other fat
1 teaspoonful of salt
1 cupful of roasted peanuts, chopped fine

Mix the ingredients well; form into a mound upon a shallow baking dish; press a tablespoonful of butter into the top. Heat in a moderate oven until brown.

22. Sweet potato nuts

To 1 pint of boiled and mashed potatoes, add 1 pint of toasted bread crumbs rolled fine, 1 pint mixed nut meats chopped fine (peanuts are excellent); season with salt, a little pepper, also sage and mace, if desired; to the yolks of 2 eggs add 2 teaspoons of baking powder and whip until light; pour the egg mixture into the first-mentioned mixture and stir well; form into small cakes; dip each into the whites of the eggs, then into shredded coconut, and brown in a frying pan containing a little pork fat (not deep fat); turn; brown on both sides.

23. Sweet potato chips

Cut in thin slices, steam until nearly done, allow the surplus water to drain off, or dry between napkins, fry in deep fat to a light brown. A little salt adds to its flavor.

24. Sweet potatoes baked with apples

Wash, pare, and cut 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes into slices about 1/4 inch thick, pare and slice 4 apples in the same way; put in baking dish in alternate layers; sprinkle 1£ cups of sugar over the top, scatter 1/2 cup of butter in lumps over the top; add 3/4 pint of hot water; bake slowly for 1 hour; serve steaming hot.

25. Sweet potato puffers

Whip 2 eggs until quite light; 2 cupfuls of cold mashed potatoes; 1 cupful of flour into which 1 teaspoonful of baking powder has been sifted. The potatoes and eggs should be worked together, then the flour and baking powder; roll lightly; cut quickly, and fry in deep fat like doughnuts. Some think a little spice improves the flavor.

26. Sweet potato pie

Boil in skins; when tender remove skins, mash and beat until light; to each pint add a pint of milk and 4 eggs. Season and bake as pumpkin pie.

27. Glazed sweet potatoes

Cut in slices 1/2 inch thick, wash, and place in deep saucepan spread with butter, season with a little grated nutmeg and salt; moisten with broth or water, cover and let simmer over slow fire for 3/4 hour, turning the slices so that they may glaze on both sides. Serve with drawn butter or other sauce.

28. Sweet potato croquettes

Take 2 cupfuls of mashed, boiled, steamed, or baked sweet potatoes; add the beaten yolks of 2 eggs and season to taste; stir over the fire until the mass parts from the sides of the pan. When cold form into small croquettes, roll in egg and bread crumbs, and fry in hot lard to an amber color. Serve on napkins. The croquette mixture may be made into balls inclosing minced meat. When used in this way, serve with sauce.

29. Sweet potato puree

Mash boiled, steamed, or baked sweet potatoes, season, and add enough hot milk to moisten; serve like mashed white potato; or put in a pudding dish, dress the top with egg, and brown in the oven. Serve with sauce.

30. Baked sweet potatoes

Bake like potatoes, without breaking the skin. When done, break the skin in one place in the form of a cross, forcing the meat partly out, cap with butter, and serve.

31. Sweet potato bread recipe

1 cup finely mashed sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons warm water
1/2 yeast cake
1 teaspoon salt
2-3/4 cups flour, or sufficient to make a soft dough.

Add the salt to the potatoes, and the yeast; pour in the water; add flour enough to make a smooth sponge (about a cupful); cover, and set in a warm place to rise.

When light, add the remainder of the flour or whatever is needed to make a smooth, elastic dough. Cover, and let rise until light; mold; shape into loaves or rolls; let rise and bake.

Many variations of the above bread can be made by adding sugar, butter, lard, nuts, spices, etc.

32. Sweet potato biscuits

1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter or lard

Milk sufficient to make a soft dough. Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder together several times; add these to the potatoes, mixing in with a knife.

Now work the fat into the mixture lightly; add the milk; work quickly and lightly until a soft dough is formed; turn out on a floured board; pat and roll out lightly until about one-half inch thick; cut into biscuits; place on buttered or greased pans, and bake twelve or fifteen minutes in a quick oven.

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33. Sweet potato biscuits recipe #2 (Extra fine)

1 cup boiled and finely mashed sweet potatoes
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 scant tablespoons melted butter or lard
1 tablespoon sugar (if desired)
2 cups milk

Mix together all the dry ingredients, and stir into the milk, beaten eggs and potato.

If too soft add more flour, sufficient to make a soft dough. Roll out lightly; cut with a biscuit cutter; bake in quick oven.

34. Candied sweet potatoes with syrup or honey

With syrup or honey. Slice or cut 6 medium-sized cooked sweet potatoes in halves. Arrange in a shallow greased baking dish. Dot each layer with fat; sprinkle with salt. Pour over the top a cup of corn syrup or honey. Bake at 350 F. (moderate oven) 15 to 20 minutes, basting frequently with the syrup. Or to save heating the oven, you can candy sweet potatoes in a frying pan on top of the stove. Use low heat to keep them from scorching. Makes six servings.

>> Also try: Marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving (1998)

35. Candied sweet potatoes with brown sugar

Combine and bring to a boil 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons table fat. Pour this mixture over 6 medium-sized baked, halved sweet potatoes and bake as above for 20 to 25 minutes, or until liquid is somewhat thickened and sweet potatoes are browned. Baste frequently with syrup during cooking. Six servings.

36. Sweet potato puff

To 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes add 2 beaten egg yolks, 2 tablespoons melted fat, 2 tablespoons sugar (if desired), and about y 2 teaspoon salt. Gradually add about y 2 cup milk or orange juice and beat until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup raisins (soaked 5 to 10 minutes in boiling water). Beat 2 egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold into sweet potato mixture. Pile lightly into a greased baking dish and bake at 375 F. (moderate oven) about 30 minutes or until puffed and browned.

37. Sweet potato pie

1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon mace
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons table fat, melted
9-inch unbaked pastry shell

Mix sugar, cinnamon, allspice, mace, and salt. Stir in sweet potatoes. Combine eggs, milk, and fat. Add to sweet potato mixture. Pour into the pastry shell. Bake at 400 F (hot oven) about 40 minutes or until the filling is set.

38. Sweet potato custard

1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1-3/4 cups milk
2 eggs, beaten
2-1/2 cups finely-shredded raw sweet potato (shred just before using)
1 tablespoon melted table fat

Add sugar, salt, nutmeg, orange rind, and milk to the eggs. Mix thoroughly. Add sweet- potato and fat. Bake in greased custard cups in a pan of hot water at 350 F. (moderate oven) about 30 minutes or until set. Six servings.

39. Sweet potato custard pie

Pour custard (from recipe above) into 9-inch unbaked pastry shell and bake at 425 F (hot oven) for 10 minutes; reduce temperature to 350 F, and continue baking for 30 minutes longer.

40. Sweet potato cake

1/2 cup fat
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Cream fat. Add sugar gradually and cream well. Add eggs, beating well after each. Add sweet potatoes. Mix well. Sift together rest of dry ingredients; add alternately with milk to the creamed mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Add nuts. Mix well. Bake in a greased 9x9x2-inch loaf pan at 350 F (moderate oven) 45 to 50 minutes. Top with caramel icing, if desired.

41. Sweet potato and molasses cookies

1/2 cup fat
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses
1 cup raw sweet potato (grate just before using)
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger, if desired
1/4 cup sour milk or buttermilk

Cream together the fat and sugar. Add the egg, beat thoroughly. Add molasses, sweet potato, and orange rind. Sift together rest of dry ingredients; add alternately with the milk to sweet potato mixture. Mix well and drop from a teaspoon onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 F (moderate oven) about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 3 dozen.

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