Sweet Potato Recipe

Here is the family recipe for sweet potatoes. This is usually served at Thanksgiving and sometimes Christmas too. As you can see by the clean condition of the card, I have never made this, but I have eaten it plenty of times.

sweet potato recipe from mother1

In case anyone can’t read the American measurements, # is pounds, c is cups (my mother sometimes makes a loop on the top of it so it looks like an “e”), t. is teaspoon, T. is tablespoon (3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon), 350 ° is degrees fahrenheit (the same as for cookies and almost everything else), and minutes is minutes, of course. (just pointing out there are some similarities).

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4 Responses to “Sweet Potato Recipe”

  1. A. J. P. Crown Says:

    This sounds great, Nij, with the maple syrup.

  2. Jack Says:

    Nijma, You mention the measurement of Pounds as being American in fact they are English, I wish the Americans stopped stealing from other cultures and claiming they are there own

  3. Nijma Says:

    Jack, Americans do use pounds for weight, both for food and for weighing people. In England I was frequently asked how many stone I weighed, and in Jordan I bought vegetables from the suq by the kilo. In many places the streets of Amman have scales on the sidewalk where by putting a bariza (ten cent piece) in the device you can weigh yourself–in kilos. When I was in Denmark, my relatives there had a small scale in the kitchen for measuring the dry goods in recipes by weight (grams) and not by volume (but many countries use milliliters, not our cups, pints, quarts, and gallons). (For anyone trying to convert the above recipe’s cups, a measure of volume, to a weight measurement, the memory key is “a pint’s a pound the world around.” A pint is 2 cups.)

    But the pound is English? Not. According to wikipedia, pound originated in Latin, where it was a measurement of mass similar to today’s pound. A number of different definitions of the pound have been used in Britain. The U.S. adopted the current international definition of the pound as 0.45359237 kilogram in 1959. England adopted the international definition in 1963.

  4. marie-lucie Says:

    The Latin pound was called libra, hence the abbreviation lb.

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