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
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
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.
Sweet Potato Waffles
To one cupful of mashed sweet potatoes add
one cupful of flour, one-fourth cupful of sugar, one cupful of milk,
one-half cupful of melted butter, and two eggs, the whites and yolks
beaten separately. Cook on a waffle iron.