The apples in this recipe are incorporated into the potato. Pears can be substituted for the apples. This purée makes a good accompaniment to duck, goose or a roast of pork. You can add a little sugar, but it is not necessary. I sometimes add a little lemon juice.
Cut the unpeeled apples into pieces, put into a pan with
Turn the breadcrumbs round in a pan with the remaining
‘The potato is the true root of scarcity which promises to set Famine at defiance. The poorer sort of people dine and sup chiefly on potatoes, in the season of them. But those that are in a state of servitude (i.e. those who are fed in their employer’s house) are commonly above eating potatoes.’
The Statistical Account of Scotland, 1797.
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