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Potato Fudge


If you want to taste an exquisite but not typical potato recipe try the potato fudge. It combines the potatoes with the well known chocolate flavor. It is a bit difficult to imagine at first as this is not the traditional way of preparing potatoes but if you keep an open mind you will see the potential for the fudge to become a frequent dessert in your home.


Preparing the recipe is an easy task and if you want to serve it at another time it can be stored in the freezer using a zip top bag.

In order to make the dessert you will need a couple of ingredients that can be easily obtained at any grocery store.


Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 50 minutes

Servings: around 60 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 medium potatoes
    can be Russet or Yukon gold (any starchy or medium starch potato will work, avoid the red type)
  • 2 and 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 oz cooking chocolate (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (your favorite kind)
  • 1 cup coconut flakes (optional)

Directions:

  1. First you have to peel the potato and then proceed to cut it into quarters.

  2. Fill a small saucepan with water, add the potato pieces and heat until it boils.

  3. Once it boils, wait for 20 more minutes and check with a fork. As soon all the pieces are easily pierced by the fork, you can turn off the heat otherwise wait a couple of more minutes and check again.

  4. Drain the water from the saucepan.

  5. Add the sugar, the chopped nuts, the flaked coconut and the vanilla extract to the potatoes.

  6. Mash the potato pieces and the added ingredients; make sure to mix them well.

  7. Transfer the potato mix to a greased 6 x10 inch pan.

  8. Use another saucepan to slowly heat up the butter and the chocolate. When you see the butter and the chocolate melting, stir them carefully until they are well mixed. After everything is melted, pour it over the mashed potatoes and spread evenly.

  9. Put the mix in a refrigerator and wait for it to be solid.

  10. Cut the potato into little squares and keep them in a sealed container in a refrigerator.


The potato fudge can be used as a snack for the holidays or as your dessert after any meal.


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