Peel and boil the potatoes. Drain and dry them well and then put through a sieve. Add the butter and the seasoning and mix thoroughly.
Sprinkle the banana slices with lemon juice, and then slightly flatten each piece of banana so that you can cover with a coating of the potato mixture to make a thickish cake. Dust with the flour and fry in the butter/oil until brown on both sides.
On 28 November 1858 a notice appeared in the Missouri Democrat appealing to farmers who had not paid their subscriptions. They were advised that the publisher had to eat like everyone else and suggested that delinquents ‘who have cabbage, potatoes or anything of that kind can pay their indebtedness that way’.
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