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potato fudge

meltedcheese May 29, 2007 05:29 PM

not sure if anyone has made this but this was a favorite childhood treat made by my french canadian mom.

bake a medium potato- not a yukon gold
after baking take off the skin
add enough powdered sugar to make a soft barely spreadable fudge and smooth it on a tray a little more than a quarter of an inch thick

let this harden then spread soft peanut butter over the top- chunky seems to work best

then fold the white fudge over the top and refridge a bit more

when you cut it into slices it tastes a bit like a soft abba zaba.

you can try flavors, but they never seem right to me.

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    sarahbeth May 29, 2007 05:34 PM

    I ate that as a kid. I always thought that it was a Northeast Pennsylvania tradition. But now that I think about it, my friends mother (who grew up in Michigan and Canada) would make it for me. We called it Flitch!

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    1. re: sarahbeth
      Danimal n Hustler May 29, 2007 10:21 PM

      sounds like a good treat... can you guys elaborate a little more on the recipe?

      1. re: Danimal n Hustler
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        sarahbeth May 30, 2007 04:54 AM

        This is the recipe that I use for Flitch - Old-fashioned potato candy

        1 potato (about the size of an egg)
        1 pound 4X confectioners sugar
        Vanilla extract (optional)
        Peanut butter

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

        Sprinkle a little 4X sugar on a cutting board, put the dough between two sheets of wax paper, and roll the mixture to a 1/4 inch thickness. Spread peanut butter atop the rolled mixture. Roll up the sheet, loosening it from the board with a knife as you roll. Roll it like a jelly roll cake. Refridgerate until firm. Cut into slices and serve.

        1. re: sarahbeth
          starshopper Dec 15, 2009 11:34 AM

          I want to thank you, My Grandma used to make this, My mom did until she got Althiemers... I took care of her for 4 years until last Oct. when she passed away.
          I was missing her today, tearfully looking on the internet for this reciepe... I can't believe I found it.. I will make it this year for my grown kids this year.. Thank you, you made my day!!

    2. egbluesuede May 30, 2007 11:50 AM

      I remember hearing about this once when I was a kid, so I had to try it. I took a bunch of left-over potatos from a holiday dinner and ended up with TONs of potato candy. I liked it, but my sisters got so sick of it, they still tease me about it to this day. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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