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thegreengrass Mar 21, 2011 07:39 AM

So, driving in to work this morning I realized I could really use some Irish Potatoes. I know it's a few days too late, and they're probably not anywhere, but does such a thing even exist in Boston? They're these things: http://www.ohryans.net/

  1. Allstonian Mar 21, 2011 08:01 AM

    No, to the best of my knowledge these have never been a "Boston thing." It seems like the sort of item that one would have found at the old Fannie Farmer shops, but I don't recall ever seeing anything like these.

    See's Candies makes a quite different version, a larger "potato" made of walnut divinity and dusted in a mixture of cocoa and cinnamon, but they only offer them until Saint Patrick's Day. Either way it seems like you will need to mail-order.

    1. MC Slim JB Mar 21, 2011 09:53 AM

      I though you might mean Colcannon cakes or something like it. I have never heard of this confection! Something new every day on Chowhound!

      http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

      1. failingwannabevegan Mar 21, 2011 12:39 PM

        The only place I have seen them is in Philly.

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          Wannabfoode Mar 21, 2011 01:02 PM

          what is an Irish Potato?

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          1. re: Wannabfoode
            Allstonian Mar 21, 2011 01:26 PM

            Did you click on the link that the original post included?

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            bear Mar 21, 2011 01:31 PM

            You could also give Kiki's Kwik Mart or Faneuil St. Market in Brighton a call to see if they carry them. Both carry some Irish imports, so maybe they carry Philly imports too!

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            Faneuil St. Market
            243 Faneuil St, Boston, MA 02135

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              cafeeney Mar 21, 2011 07:20 PM

              http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Irish-Po...

              They are very easily made: butter, cream cheese, coconut, powdered sugar. Roll into small potato shapes and roll in cinnamon and cocoa...my husband is from outside of Philly and missed his Irish Potatoes so we make a triple batch each year- they are so cute but crazy sweet.

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