St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and this month we have a wonderful book and recipe to help you celebrate! Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato is Tomie dePaola’s retelling of an old Irish folktale. Jamie O’Rourke is known for being the laziest man around, and when his wife, Eileen, is unable to dig up the potatoes, Jamie fears he will starve. He heads to church to talk with his priest, but on the way he meets a leprechaun. Instead of giving Jamie his pot of gold, the leprechaun talks him into taking a seed for the biggest potato in the world. Jamie takes the seed home and plants it and soon finds that even though he’s not going to starve, he’s got a whole new problem on his hands!
Here’s the “recipe” for you:
- Peel the potatoes and cut into bite-sized pieces.
- Put the potatoes in a bowl and add oil and seasoning mix and stir well.
- Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes.