Friday, January 18, 2013


This recipe is called Mrs. Ireland Potato Cakes. I received it from a Marlene on one of my Yahoo groups.

Start with 1 1/2 cups mashed left over mashed potatoes.  I used a a couple tablespoons more because I was using up an extra pint from the Colonials that we had.

 The next step is to add a cup of rolled oats and a teaspoon of salt.  Also add softened butter. Use 2T to 1/4 cup depending on how thin your potatoes are.
I used only 2T in my batch.

Mix into a dough then pat out onto a floured surface.  Then using a biscuit cutter, cut out into patties.  As you can see, I use a regular sized canning lid for my biscuit cutter!  This works perfectly!

Fry in additional butter.

Turn over and continue frying until golden brown.
Serve warm.

GRANNY'S KITCHEN: Chocolate Pretzels

A quick and fun snack idea is chocolate covered pretzel sticks.  I just melted the chocolate (on 50% power in the microwave) stirred the sticks in it, allowed excess to drip off, then sprinkled on confections and M&Ms.  The M&Ms did not work out as well as expected, but were fine.  It would have been better to use minis.  I laid out on parchment paper to harden then transferred to a platter.  Some didn't turn out half bad looking.