Potato Cakes

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Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

By Annie Gray

Published 2019

  • About

In season 3, when Alfred starts as the new footman, he immediately makes the mistake of serving a potato dish to the Crawleys in the same style that he used when working at high-end restaurants. Restaurant service involves waiters serving diners from a side platter, controlling portions themselves, and ensuring there is enough food to go round. In a domestic context, what’s known as butler service is used instead, wherein diners serve themselves and the footman or waiter merely proffers the