1949L.G. GreenIn Land of Afternoon 62Sweet potatoes are reverenced in the platteland to a degree unknown in the towns. For centuries the ‘patat’ has ripened in patches of dark green vegetation towards the end of June.
1971L.G. GreenTaste of S.-Easter 178The sweet potato or patat was the favourite and true potatoes were neglected.
1981Sunday Times 14 June (Mag. Sect.) 9‘Patats’ and indeed, sweet potatoes baked or stewed with sugar, seem to form a staple part of the local diet.
1983M. Van Biljon inSunday Times 6 Mar. (Mag. Sect.) 16To serve, put snoek on a platter, patats in a bowl, korrelkonfyt in a jar...Just a smidgen of butter for the rest of your patat.
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