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Catalan Potato Cookies


1 pound small potatoes
1 cup almonds
1 cup confectioners sugar
One egg white
A few whole blanched almonds for garnish
Boil potatoes until soft. Drain, and when cool enough to handle, peel.
Preheat the oven to 350.


  1. Put almonds into a food processor and blend into as fine meal.
  2. Add sugar and blend further. (If you don’t have a food processor, or want to make fewer dishes, just buy some almond meal and add the sugar to that).
  3. Transfer the almond and sugar mixture to a large bowl and add the potatoes.
  4. Mash thoroughly until you have a thick paste.
  5. Form into 1 inch balls and place on a baking sheet.
  6. Press a blanched almond into the top of each cookie and brush with egg white.
  7. Bake until the tops are browning.
  8. Let cool and serve. The cookies should be nice and chewy when you put them in your mouth.