German Potato Candy
it sounds strange, but potatoes and sugar *can* be mixed! 
 
 
one potato (a medium-sized one, maybe the size of a fist, makes a 
lot....so 
don't choose one that's too large) 
two to three bags/boxes of confectionary sugar 
peanut butter (smooth, not crunchy) 
 
peel the potato and slice into one inch cubes, or so. boil the potato 
cubes until you are able to stick a fork in each piece, lift it out of the 
pot, and the potato slides easily off the fork. after that, drain the 
water, and mash the potato in a large bowl. start adding the 
confectionary sugar once the potato is mashed. it will get very watery at 
first, so use a spoon, but after a while, the dough will harden up as the 
sugar saturates it. you'll have to use your hands to knead the dough 
after about 1 bag of sugar. keep adding sugar until the dough won't take 
any more. then dust the countertop or cutting board with more powdered 
sugar, and roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. i usually have to 
throw some more sugar on the dough every so often (use it instead of 
flour), so it doesn't stick to the rolling pin. spread a good layer of 
peanut butter on it, and carefully roll it back up. chill the roll in the 
fridge for about an hour, take it out, and slice it so that each piece is 
about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. 
 
a tip: don't skimp on the peanut butter. if you don't have enough, the 
candy will just be too sweet to be edible. also, be sure to mash the 
potato 
cubes very well at the beginning.....it doesn't taste right if you end up 
eating chunks of potato in the finished candy. 
 
---julia 
 
 
 
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(ID: 4067) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Sat, Jan 8, 2005


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