Wednesday, September 4, 2013

George Washington Hoe Cakes

So did you know that by the time George Washington became president, he had lost almost all of his natural teeth? Because of constant pain from ill-fitting dentures, George had to eat soft foods, like mashed potatoes and hoe cakes, throughout most of his adult life.

Contrary to popular belief, George didn't wear a set of wooden dentures. Instead, his dentist handcrafted his dentures from elephant ivory, hippopotamus tusks, and parts of horse and donkey teeth.

If you'd like to make some George Washington Hoe Cakes today, these are the ingredients you will need:

4 large russet potatoes, peeled and quartered

2 teaspoons coarse salt

1 stick unsalted butter

3/4 cup heavy cream

honey and butter to taste (br />
This is what to do:

In a large pot of cold water, bring the potatoes to a boil. Pour the salt into the boiling water and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain and return the potatoes to the pot. Mash over low heat with the butter, cream, and 2 teaspoons salt. Serve warm with butter and honey and enjoy!

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