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Oct 8, 2013 05:33 AM

Hayman Sweet Potatoes

I have been gifted with some Hayman's which I know are considered a real delicacy on the Eastern Shore. I have let them "cure" but now am wondering what the best way to use them is. There are very few recipes for them on the web and I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with them.

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  1. I don't think I've ever had one but now I'm curious. I get little baby white sweet potatoes in my farm share and I love those. I roast them with lots of olive oil, garlic, S&P. Maybe a hunk of meat on top.

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    1. Well it is over a year later that I am seeing this, but I thought I'd reply anyway. I am from the Shore and we have always had them simply baked, with a little butter as a side dish to ham, turkey, pork chops, etc. They don't keep well or long before they are cooked, but if you coat them with a little olive oil and bake them at 375 for an hour or so until they are soft when you squeeze them slightly, (don't prick the skins), then let them cool on the baking sheet covered with a damp tea towel, whatever you don't eat that night can go right into the freezer in their skins. Pull one or two out depending on their size and let them defrost. Heat them in the microwave until hot to the touch and then skin them. Leaving the skin on in the freezer and microwave keeps them moist. Mash them on the plate with your fork and add a little butter. Yum!

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      1. re: Aelyx

        They ARE NOT an Eastern Shore thing. They were quite common in southeast NC in years past. I have family recipes for them going back 100 years.