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!