Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New Orleans Sweet Potato Pone (1932)

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup New Orleans molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • grated rind of 1 lemon
  • grated rind of 1/2 orange
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
Grate the sweet potatoes and the rinds of the lemon and orange.  Cream the butter, and add the eggs which have been well beaten.  Next, add the grated potatoes, spices, milk and salt.  Stir in the molasses and grated lemon and orange rind.  
Beat this mixture well, and pour into a well buttered pan. Bake slowly for an hour.  Old Creole cooks add a dash of black pepper.

(Origin - "New Orleans Recipes" by Mary Moore Bremer, 1932)

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