This is a recipe from the Gullah, who inhabit the islands in the South Carolina Low Country.

2 large sweet potatoes
2 eggs, beaten
1⁄2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons margarine, melted
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 cup dark cane sugar

Peel and grate sweet potatoes. Add other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour into greased baking dish and cook in slow oven at 300 degrees F until done, about 1 hour.

SOURCE: Catherine Carr’s (of lady’s Island) recipe in The Legacy of Ibo Landing: Gullah Roots of African American Culture, edited by Marquetta L. Goodwine (1998).

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  1. Monie said

    January 23 2013 @ 12:41 pm

    Do you have to cook the sweet potato first before grating?

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