Pain Patate

Sweet Potato Pudding

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Recipes of all Nations

By Countess Morphy

Published 1935

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One of the most famous New Orleans sweets is Pain Patate.


  • 4 or 5 baked or boiled sweet potatoes
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • ½ a pint or a little over of milk, a pinch of salt
  • ½ a teaspoon of black pepper.


Peel the sweet potatoes and rub them through a sieve into a basin. Add the yolks of eggs and mix well, then add the sugar, the butter, the milk, and finally the whites beaten to a froth. Season with a pinch of salt and the pepper, stir all the ingredients together thoroughly to a smooth paste—the paste should be light and almost liquid—pour it into a pie dish and bake in a moderate oven for 1 hour, till well browned.