Potato And Celery Balls

1 pound mashed potatoes.

1 middling-sized head of celery.

1 ounce butter or frying oil.

1/2 teaspoon salt.

A little pepper.

Wash the celery well, cut into pieces and stew in just sufficient water

to cover for half an hour, strain (the liquor may be used for flavouring

soups or sauces), chop very fine, mix well with the potatoes, adding

pepper and salt, roll into balls or cakes, and fry in butter or plunge

into boiling oil until nicely brown. They should be rolled in egg and

bread crumbs before frying in oil.