Irish Potato Cakes

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      This is a recipe from my youth that I learned in my wonderfully diverse, immigrant neighborhood. I had forgotten about it (since I hadn’t made it for a long time) until one of my sisters said that they couldn’t find their copy of the recipe that I gave her so many years ago.

      So I thought that I’d share it here as well…
      Irish Potato Cakes
      1 cup raw, grated potatoes
      1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
      1 cup all-purpose flour
      2 tsp baking powder
      2 tsp salt
      2 eggs, lightly beaten
      1/4 cup milk to mix
      Butter or oil for frying
      Sugar (optional)
      Place the grated raw potatoes in a clean cloth and twist to remove excess moisture.
      Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder.

      Combine flour mixture into raw potatoes, mashed potatoes, and eggs. Add enough mix to make a batter.
      Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat and add butter or oil. Drop potato batter by the tablespoon into the hot pan.

      Brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Butter each ‘cake’ and serve hot with or without sugar. Yield: about 4 servings
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