Mystery Potato Recipe

There’s no more information with this recipe, and I really have no idea what it would make. It sure looks like the title is “Potatoes” but then the ingredient list starts with butter & sugar. I’m reminded of a recipe I have for Mashed Potato Cream Eggs – which are actually chocolate coated candy for Easter. So, I do wonder what this could be. It’s an interesting mystery. I suspect this is a moist cake once made. What do you think? As an aside, I find it funny that this ~100 year old recipe refers to “riced” potatoes, being as riced everything is on trend right now to replace potatoes haha.


1/2 cup butter

1 1/4 cup sugar

3 egg yolks, beaten light

1 c riced potatoes

1 c grated sweet chocolate

3 egg whites, beaten very light

1/2 c raisins

1 c finely chopped nuts

Grated rind of 1 lemon

1 1/2 c milk

2 c flour

3 tsp baking powder

4 thoughts on “Mystery Potato Recipe

  1. I’ll agree about the potato candy. I’ve actually made a fake York Peppermint Patty that uses potatoes for the creamy base. Let me get out my ricer and see what comes out if we make this! The funny thing is, my 100 year old recipe for lefse calls for riced potatoes because they come out much smoother than mashing. It used to be difficult to find a ricer, but now they’re everywhere! Everything old is new again!


  2. It also looks like there is a faint word after Potatoes, but it could just be a bit of ink that was picked up on the paper from being folder or next to another recipe.


  3. “Riced” refers to the method of preparing the potatoes- they are cooked, usually by boiling, then put through a ricer–kind of like a giant garlic press. It is a different texture than mashed.


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