Introduction: Potato Fudge
Who doesn't like potatoes? And who doesn't like fudge!? Well this combines the two, and before you scoff, understand that you don't taste the potatoes in there. You will need:
1 small to medium sized potato
3 squares unsweetened chocolate
3 tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar - more or less depending on taste
Also, a pot and a bowl for mixing this stuff.
Step 1: Prep the Potato
Wash, peel, and rinse your potato, then boil it until it becomes soft enough to mash. This is the longest step, not counting the cool-down period. Once it has been mashed, set aside briefly. I put mine into the bowl and rinsed the pot out, in order to use it in the following steps.
Step 2: Mix Chocolate and Butter
Put your three squares of unsweetened chocolate into the now-empty pot as well as the 3 tablespoons of butter. Heat on low until they both are melted.
Step 3: Mix It Together
Now that your chocolate and butter is mixed well, add your mashed potato, salt, and vanilla, stirring very well in order to thoroughly mix it all together. After this, I ended up putting everything into the bowl in order to mix it a little easier. Add your powdered sugar a little at a time. I did one cup, then mixed until there were no traces of it, and then tasted and added more. Three cups was about perfect for my liking.
Step 4: Place Into a Dish and Cool
I had to use a dish the size of a pie tin, and it was about perfect. It ends up being thick, almost dough like, but is still pretty soft. You can dress it up with a little powdered sugar on top if you wish. Once it is cool, cut into pieces and ENJOY!
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