Steam the potatoes for 10 minutes, rub off the skins and cut into cubes. Fry in the hot oil and butter until golden. Season and serve, sprinkled with chives, around the half shell of an egg, filled with the yolk, for each person.
Francis Drakewas thought by many to have been responsible for the introduction of the potato into Europe. Enough Germans thought so to have a statue of him erected holding a potato flower. This was pulled down by the Nazisin the 1940s.
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