This is based on a recipe of Mrs Beeton’s that might be termed a curiosity rather than an irresistible dish. My husband likes to eat these with a spicy chutney or a little sharp-tasting salad.
Dry the boiled potatoes. Purée and, while they are still warm, work in sufficient flour to make a pliable dough. Roll it out and cut in squares.
Squeeze the breadcrumbs dry, mix with the other ingredients except the egg and put a little of this mixture in each square. Roll up like a small sausage.
Brush with the beaten egg and bake at
A ‘hot potato’ is a slang term for a situation that is difficult to handle. In the United States a ‘cold potato’ is a term that describes someone of few emotions.
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