Grandmom's Irish Potatoes Recipe

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  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, butter, evaporated milk, cream of tartar and salt. Mix well and bring to a boil. Cook to the soft ball stage at 234 degrees F (115 degrees C). A few drops will form a soft ball when dropped into cold water. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Add vanilla and beat until creamy and stiff. Roll into balls and shape like little potatoes. Roll each ball in cinnamon to coat, then press in pieces of chopped nuts to look like eyes. You can also dust with cocoa to simulate dirt.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 511.24 Kcal (2140 kJ)
Calories from fat 97.82 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.87g 17%
Cholesterol 33.54mg 11%
Sodium 361.12mg 15%
Potassium 263.36mg 6%
Total Carbs 103.01g 34%
Sugars 88.63g 355%
Dietary Fiber 4.13g 17%
Protein 4.79g 10%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.6mg 4%
Calcium 245.6mg 25%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 299.07 Kcal (1252 kJ)
Calories from fat 57.22 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.36g 17%
Cholesterol 19.62mg 11%
Sodium 211.25mg 15%
Potassium 154.06mg 6%
Total Carbs 60.26g 34%
Sugars 51.85g 355%
Dietary Fiber 2.42g 17%
Protein 2.8g 10%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 3%
Iron 0.4mg 4%
Calcium 143.7mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.3
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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