Mountain Potato Cakes

Monday, March 7, 2011

I found this recipe this weekend in a cookbook one of my grandmother's gave me called "Smokehouse Ham, Spoon Bread & Scuppernong Wine: The Folklore and Art of Southern Appalachian Cooking."  My Grandma Mary lives in the Smokey Mountains and sent this to me a few years ago.  It is a real TREASURE. Truly authentic recipes (with some even calling for squirrel).  If you're curious, check it out here:

Mountain Potato Cakes

2 eggs
4 cups cold mashed potatoes
1 finely chopped onion
1/4 cup flour
8 tablespoons butter

Beat the eggs & mix thoroughly into the mashed potatoes along with the onion & flour.  Form into biscuit-sized patties about 1 inch think.  Spread butter on each side of the patty and fry at medium temperature until golden brown on each side.

Now, my mashed potatoes were a bit to creamy, so I ended up melting a bit of butter into a fry pan and dropping the patties into it which worked quite well.
Mixing the ingredients

Frying up the potato cakes

The finished product! So yummy. 


Suburban Princess said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :O)

Karen said...

These look good. I've never had much luck making potato patties. They always seem to fall apart on me!

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