Saturday, June 11, 2011

Denis' Potato Cake

Recorded June 11, 2011. Rathcormack, Co. Sligo, Republic of Ireland. A constant companion to supper at Denis' table. Rest in peace, my vivid Irish friend.
3 c Irish potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated
safflower oil
Heat an 1/8th inch of oil in well-seasoned pan over a hot flame. Pile the potatoes in the middle, form into a compact patty but do not press down. Cover loosely and cook about 5 minutes until nicely browned on one side. Salt lightly and flip over using a plate as an aid. Continue frying until browned. Serves one hungy Irishman, or two to four North Americans. Grated onion may be included optionally.