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Irish Potato

Bruce Jeffery | Mar 11, 2002 06:12 PM

I had no idea the Irish Potato was such a local secret before reading Rick Nichols article in Sundays Inquirer. As a matter of fact we were in the Terminal market after the flower show this weekend and I saw Irish Potato's on display at the candy stand and said to my wife "let's get some to take home", she says "no we don't need them" and on we go. Then at home I get to the article in the paper and find out they are a local favorite so I chided my wife about not letting a jewish guy support the local irish tradition. Well it turns out she had no idea what Irish Potato's were and only admitted it after seeing the article. She said she had no idea which item I was reffering to at the candy stand but assumed we did not need it if it came from a candy stand, which is true. (Not the first time this type of thing happened as it took 3 years of driving down the shore before she agreed to stop for "custard" because she did not know what it was)

In any case that is more than enough background, so I decide I should make some Irish Potato's and online I went to find a recipie. Low and behold the only one I seem to find is based on cream cheese. I have my doubts that this can be right since I rarly see irish potato's refrigerated.
So the bottom line here is can anyone help out with a recipie source tnat they believe to be authentic, or do I need to go to Bayard's.

Below is the link for the cream cheese version. Others had things in them like potato, which I belive is not actually in the type of Irish Potato I want. Some had penut butter or pecans again making them wrong.

Link: http://www.cookierecipe.com/az/irishp...

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