Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | October 2, 2011

Sweet Potato “Fries” are Not New

Fried Sweet Potato

Finding documented “inn” receipts for the Conestoga Day program was not easy but the Historical Society of York County, Pennsylvania has an ink and watercolor circa 1819 of Mrs. Lottman frying sweet potatoes.  The fried sweet potatoes (cut 1/2 inch thick with peel on) were fried in my spider using the coals on the top of my bake kettle for heat.

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  1. You are making me hungry!!
    I just love food history…. and food.

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