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Gullah Recipe for Sweet Potatoes

A simple, 4 ingredient recipe for sweet potatoes adapted from a cookbook which celebrates the Gullah language.
4.86 from 7 votes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Gullah, Low Country, Southern


  • 2-3 sweet potatoes medium to large size
  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Boil the potatoes until the skin starts to split and a knife goes into the center without force.
  • Cool the sweet potatoes enough to handle and then peel.
  • Slice into approximately ½" slices and arrange in baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with brown sugar and then small pieces of the butter.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Keyword gullah, sweet potatoes
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