It's about the only thing that successfully grew this year, despite the weeds and lackluster watering on my part. And the funny thing, is that my chickens discovered it before I did! I'd given up on my garden, so had let the chickens back in to battle back the weeds and bugs, but a few of them were a little too interested in the patch where I had planted the sweet potatoes. That's how I discovered them pecking these huge sweet potatoes just barely covered by dirt! I still have half the bed to dig, but I've already recovered quite a few, baked, and frozen them ready for some tasty recipes - like this one!
It's called Glazed Sweet-Potato Balls, and they're rolled... in peanuts! The cooking technique is interesting too - cooking it in butter and molasses (which is the glazed part, of course.) I wonder how well they'd hold together... This would be a very fun side dish to an autumn meal, and I hope to be able to give it a try soon.
|Glazed Sweet-Potato Balls|
Ladies Home Journal, November 1944