Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Irish Potatoes

Irish potatoes have been a St Patrick's Day tradition in the Philadelphia area for over a hundred years. Not to be confused with their tuberous cousins, Irish potatoes are delicious sugary coconuty concoctions coated in cinnamon. Most everyone I know who lives outside southeastern PA has never heard of them, so in the spirit of the patron saint of Ireland I have decided to spread the gospel to the pagans by sharing my mom's secret recipe. After on taste, you'll be converted. 

1/3 cup soft butter
1/3 cup white Karo syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar (1 box)
1 7oz bag of coconut (no need to use the whole bag, add to taste, recommend at least 2/3 of the bag)

Blend everything together with a spoon and then knead with hands until smooth.
Form into balls and roll in cinnamon.

1 comment:

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