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Oct 24, 2010 07:06 PM

ISO of recipe for an old southern recipe: sweet potato patties with marshmallows inside

In conversation about her youth, my elderly friend told me that her mother for Thanksgiving made sweet potato patties and she thinks (can't remember with certainty) that there were marshmallows inside.

My friend grew up in Alabama in the thirties and forties.

Has anyone ever heard of this?

Paula Deen's website has a recipe for Inside Out Sweet Potatoes. I would like to know if this would be in the ballpark, if anyone has experience with this type of preparation.

Thanks for your help!

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  1. maybe this Paula Deen recipe will be closer to what you need...?

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    1. Thanks to you both! Good finds!

      Additionally,I would love to hear from someone who actually makes these, or remembers eating them.

      Goodhealth, I hope you saw my thanks for the cranberry chocolate tart recipe on another thread.

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        1. re: laredo

          I have made them. Mine were mashed sweet potatoes with butter and salt and pepper and a little brown sugar (or whatever you like). You take a handful and make a ball and then push a large marshmallow down in the sweet potato, leaving a little exposed. You bake on a cookie sheet until the marshmallow browns slightly. and is melty. I hadn't thought about them for quite awhile.

          1. Thanks, everybody.

            It's not my cup of tea, but will be fun to surprise my friend. Who knows? I may become a fan myself.

            1. The "Inside Out Sweet Potatoes" recipe (Paula Deen link above) is actually by Martha Foose and appears in her book Screen Doors and Sweet Tea.