Meg Dods says there are great varieties of potatoes, and fully as many ways of cooking them, but recommends boiling in preference to steaming. Mrs.
* This is the Irish peasant’s way (if he wishes to fast for six hours), as it leaves the bone or moon in it. The origin of the word in Irish, au ghealeach, is that, when a half-cooked potato is cut in two, the centre shows a disk, with a halo around it, like the moon. This does not digest so quick, and allows the person who eats it to go longer without food, which I consider a great detriment to the coating of the Stomach.
Having given these, it is only right I should give my ideas. As I have before said, they all, perhaps, require a different system. If steamed, salt should be thrown into the water, and not on the potato, and when done, remove the steamer, and also the cover.