Monday, July 14, 2008

When life gives you leftover mashed potatoes....

...make potato cakes!! That's right "potato" cakes. If you don't know what these are, or have never had them, boy are you missing out! A potato cake is typically made from leftover mashed potatoes, flour or biscuit mix (such as Bisquick or Jiffy), milk and eggs. You can add in extras like cheese, chives, onions, bacon, or any other "potato topping" you choose, but they are best plain in my opinion.

I got this recipe from a wonderful Amish cookbook called "Our Yoder Heirloom Recipe Collection" that my mom bought me for Christmas in 2003. I love the recipes in this cookbook! They are very simple, down-home recipes that are also unique (i.e. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, Snowman Soup, Poor Man's Steak, etc.). If you are interested in purchasing this cookbook, this site is the only place I have found it, but it is rather inexpensive. If you do purchase it, please leave me a comment and let me know how you like the recipes!

Now, without further ado, here is the recipe for the potato cakes from this wonderful cookbook:

Potato Cakes

3 c. leftover mashed potatoes
2 eggs, well-beaten
1 1/2 T. Bisquick or pancake mix
salt to taste

Mix all ingredients together. Add milk to desired consistency. Drop with large tablespoon onto hot, well-greased skillet. Flatten cakes slightly with spatula. Brown well on both sides. *Serve with gravy or pancake syrup. Enjoy!

*This is what the cookbook says, but just plain ole' ketchup works best for me!! :)

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Well, I made these potato cakes tonight for dinner and the Rocky Road Bark for desert. DELICIOUS!! I had trouble keeping the cakes together but still came out great. Keep these recipes coming. You are making dinner much easier when you post easy (very few ingredients) recipes. LOVE YOU LOTS!