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
In order to make the dessert you will need a couple of ingredients that
can be easily obtained at any grocery store.
around 60 pieces
- 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)
First you have to peel the potato and then proceed
to cut it into quarters.
Fill a small saucepan with water, add the potato
pieces and heat until it boils.
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
Drain the water from the saucepan.
Add the sugar, the chopped nuts, the flaked coconut
and the vanilla extract to the potatoes.
Mash the potato pieces and the added ingredients;
make sure to mix them well.
Transfer the potato mix to a greased 6 x10 inch pan.
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.
Put the mix in a refrigerator and wait for it to be
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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