Irish Potatoes and Point

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Colleen Sowa

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@colleenlucky7

Everyone got a potatoe to eat, but only the ones who worked for pay were given a small piece of meat or fish.

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
a family
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1
    potato per person, washed and boiled in their jackets
  • 1 small
    piece of meat or fish, for those who worked to earn a pay

How to Make Irish Potatoes and Point

Step-by-Step

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Irish Potatoes and Point

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Irish



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