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Candied Sweet Potatoes

4 sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
1 heaping tablespoon butter
1-1/2 cups boiling water
1 heaping teaspoon cornstarch

Process: Bake potatoes* in their jackets; peel, slice, and arrange in baking dish. Mix butter, sugar, and water and cook until it boils. Add cornstarch dissolved in a little cold water. Stir until it thickens; pour over potatoes and bake in oven until brown. (Uniontown, Ala.)

[ed. note] *Pre-heat oven to 400°. Scrub potatoes. Bake 40-45 minutes.

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Boil a pint of water with 3/4 cup sugar and slice of lemon for 5 minutes. Slice raw sweet potatoes lengthwise and add to boiling syrup. Cook slowly. When nearly done, add 2 heaping tablespoons butter, and cinnamon, if desired. Cook until syrup is thick. (Troy, Ala.)

Sweet Potatoes and Apples

4 large sweet potatoes
3 large apples
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup rich milk
1 kitchen spoon butter
1 teaspoon salt

Process: Peel potatoes, slice across and boil. Core, peel, and slice apples. Grease baking dish and fill with alternate layers of potatoes and apples. Put butter, sugar and salt over top, pour over the milk, and bake one hour,–no longer. (Sarasota, Fla.)

Delicate Sweet Potatoes

Boil sweet potatoes until done, peel and run through potato ricer to remove all strings. Add 1 tablespoon cream, 2 tablespoons butter, and a little sale. Brown in baking dish, pyrex preferred. Boil together 1/2 each, sugar and water, 1 tablespoon butter, 3 or 4 slices of lemon; pour over potatoes, when ready to serve. (New York, N.Y.)

Sweet Potato Croquettes

Bake 6 medium sized potatoes; run pulp through ricer, To 2 cups potatoes, add 1 teaspoon salt, 3 tablespoons butter, 1 egg slightly beaten, 1/4 blanched, chopped almonds or English walnuts, and sufficient hot cream or milk to moisten mixture. Shape into balls, apple, or cork-shaped croquettes. Roll in egg and cracker crumbs and fry in deep, hot fat. If shaped like apples, make a slight depression in each end and insert a clove in blossom end and sprig of parsley or apple leaf for the stem. (Nashville, Tenn.)

Sweet Potatoes Fried

Process: Peel and slice lengthwise raw sweet potatoes. Drop into skillet with hot lard and fry. When nearly done, sprinkle both sides generously with sugar and cook until brown. Sugar may be omitted, if preferred. Drain on paper. (Dixon Springs, Tenn.)

Sweet Potato Soufflé

Boil 4 or 5 sweet potatoes, peel, and run through potato ricer. While hot, add 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons cream, 1 tablespoon sugar, pinch of salt, 1 well beaten egg, 1 cup chopped raisins, and a few nuts, if desired. Pour into baking dish, cover with marshmallows and brown. (Montgomery, Ala.)

Candied Sweet Potatoes with Cranberry Sauce

Four medium sized sweet potatoes
one cup brown or white sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon sale
1/2 cup cranberry sauce

For cranberry sauce: One pound cranberries, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 orange. Grind cranberries and orange (rind included) in a food chopper. Then add sugar and mix well.

Boil sweet potatoes until almost tender, about 30 or 40 minutes. Peel and cut into slices. Place in a baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over the sliced sweet potatoes. Cook in a moderate over about 45 minutes, until potatoes are clear and the syrup thick. (Montevallo, Ala.)

The following recipes are taken from The Pure Food Cook Book Good Housekeeping Recipes edited by Mildred Maddocks, Introduction by Harvey W. Wiley M.D. 1915

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

  Boil the potatoes, without peeling, until half done. Scrape off the skins while they are hot and leave them to get cold. Then cut into slices almost half an inch thick, and arrange in a buttered baking-dish, scattering bits of butter and a little sugar (a teaspoonful to the layer) between them. When the dish is filled in this order, pour in a cupful of boiling water in which a tablespoonful of butter has been melted. Cover with bread crumbs—dry and fine—dot these with butter, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook, closely covered, for half an hour until brown. This is a Southern recipe and the product is delicious.

A Dixie Potato Pie

  To half a pint of fresh milk, add one cupful of sweet potatoes, well mashed, with one tablespoonful of butter, and one-eighth cupful of cream, or milk. Beat until this is light and creamy. Into this mixture beat very lightly the yolks of four eggs; add nutmeg and sugar to taste and the grated rind of one lemon or one small orange. A white meringue may be added to the top if desired.

Browned Sweet Potatoes

  Select potatoes of uniform size, and pare; place in a frying-pan, and add water to a depth of about one-half inch. Add one tablespoonful of butter or other shortening, and one tablespoonful of brown or white sugar. Cover and let boil furiously. The water will soon disappear as steam, and the potatoes will brown in the syrup that remains, which forms a delicious crust, keeping in the steam and flavor.

Apples and Sweet Potatoes

  Peeled, sliced apples, and sweet potatoes (the potatoes are previously boiled, peeled and sliced), arranged in alternate rows, are very good served with roast loin of pork or chops. Butter a shallow casserole, and lay enough butter over the potatoes and apples to moisten the whole. Serve in the dish in which they were baked. Add sugar if the apples are very tart.