“Potato” and “fudge” aren’t two words you’d expect to see side by side, but this old-fashioned, thrifty homemade candy is, indeed, made from cooked potato. With its peanut butter filling, it reminds meltedcheese of a softer Abba-Zaba.

sarahbeth knew this treat as “Flitch” growing up. Here’s her recipe:

1 small baking potato

1 pound powdered sugar

Vanilla extract (optional)

Peanut butter

Boil potato until tender and peel. In a bowl, mash potato smooth with a fork. Begin mixing in powdered sugar, and continue adding sugar and mixing until the mixture is the consistency of dough. If desired, add a few drops of vanilla.

Put the dough between two sheets of waxed paper sprinkled with powdered sugar and roll 1/4 inch thick. Peel off the top sheet of waxed paper, and spread peanut butter over the rolled-out dough. Roll up the dough like a jelly roll, peeling off the bottom sheet of waxed paper as you roll. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into slices and serve.

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