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My epic quest for spudballs ended last night at approximately 6pm at Fats Quann’s takeaway in Carrick on Suir.

A spudball is a big blob of mashed potato and minced onion, fried in batter and sprinkled liberally with salt and vinegar. They’re packaged first in a brown paper bag, then in newspaper, then in one of those ubiquitous blue and white striped plastic bags that is the hallmark of Irish mom-‘n-pop fast food.

I have never heard tell of them anywhere besides Carrick on Suir, and as you may remember, the first two times I visited Brendan’s family either the takeaway was closed or they were out of spudballs.

Greasy, mushy, salty goodness. Worth the wait? Oh baby!

2 Comments to AT LAST!

  1. meg's Gravatar meg
    November 24, 2008 at 5:43 am | Permalink

    I have never heard of spud-balls, but I must say I want to eat one right. now. Do you think there’s a recipe somewhere?

  2. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    November 29, 2008 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Mmmm they do sound fabulous…

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