Irish Potatoes and Point
When the children would ask the mother, "What is for supper?" The mother would reply, "Potatoes and Point!"
The children and non workers were allowed to point their forks at the meat or fish on the workers plates....
I post this recipe in honor of all of those who lived in Ireland during the great Famine.
How to Make Irish Potatoes and Point
- Cook the potatoes in a pot of boiling water. When tender, pull them out of the water and into a bowl. Save the water for other cooking and baking.
- cook the meat or fish and divide it up onto the plates of all of those who work for pay. Everyone gets a potato. Everyone gets to have salt and some potato water to make the potatoes less dry for eating.