Gullah-Fried Sweet Tadas

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Appears in
Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way

By Sallie Ann Robinson

Published 2003

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Sweet potatoes were introduced to European culture by Christopher Columbus, who found them cultivated on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas. Often called yams, they are not even related to those much-larger, sweeter, and darker tubers that grow in Latin America—nor are they related to white potatoes. But for early South Carolina settlers and in slave times, sweet potatoes were a staple.

Rich in vitamin A, potassium, and other nutrients, with no fat, sweet potatoes make good energy f