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irish potatoes and point

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Colleen Sowa
La Crosse, WI

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.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For irish potatoes and point

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

How To Make irish potatoes and point

  • 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.

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