Fast food for miners.
After a long, hard day in the creek bed shoveling and sifting gravel, the last thing a 49’er miner wanted to do was prepare a meal. This simple fare offered a quick fix as well as a host of health problems.
2 tbsp butter
1 ½ cup flour
Stir until smooth. *The batter should be thick.
Using a clean shovel, rest it in coals until hot.
Lightly press against batter to determine doneness.
It’s done when it feels spongy.
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Finely chop potatoes.
Fry in oil till done.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Set aside to cool.
Chop or tear watercress into bite-sized pieces.
Add fresh or sun-dried tomatoes (in oil).
Dress with red wine vinegar and oil.
Top with grated cheese.
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