was a Southern humorist and journalist.
These biscuits, which are only slightly sweet, make a fantastic companion for pork chops or ham. Serve them HOT from the oven so that when the biscuit is split, the butter melts right into them!
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking soda and sugar. Cut in the cold butter and then add the cooked sweet potato and buttermilk. This will make a stiff dough. Toss the dough onto a floured board and knead lightly. Roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter. Bake until golden brown about 12-15 minutes.