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Thursday, July 26, 2012

~ One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, FOUR

OOO, dear, what's for lunch...?
A search of the almost BARE fridge turned up a little less than
1 and 1/2 cups of mashed potatoes, left from last night's dinner.
By the time I added grated, sharp Cheddar cheese,
chopped up one ANAHEIM pepper,
a beaten egg,
salt and pepper to taste
and a generous shake of LOUISIANA HOT SAUCE,
and a couple handfuls of FLOUR,
I had almost half a bowl of the makings of those good, old fashioned
Now, as you might know, we don't DO many fried foods anymore...
Lordy, we used to fry EVERYthing....
now it is only a few things fried that we are more than SURE we would die without having
at least one of, every other month or so.
Surely that won't kill us.
We LOVE these peppers...
plenty of pepper taste without the HEAT.
As our MOUTHS age, we have noticed they don't care much for anything REALLY hot...
Fresh brocolee   brocklee , excuse me...I have to find a dictionary...

O, YEAH....
BROCCOLI......with Ranch Dressing
is the PERFECT green to go with POTATO PATTIES.
I really like it raw better than cooked...
same with carrots.
A super amazing lunch, AND......

....... we even have some left over to go with our bacon and eggs in the morning and that is going to be MIGHTY DELICIOUS.

All this from a little more than 1 cup of leftover mashed potatoes.


XOXO, bj

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Terra said...

Yummers, you are brilliant to create this. Now I want to make me some tater pancakes too.

sabri said... making me Always..I am Going To e-mail You A Photo Of My pottping bench..It's Nothing FABULOUS...but will send it to ya...anyway...xo ~sabri~

middle child said...

YOU are grand. Sounds yummy to me!

Marlys Folly said...

YUM! those look great. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. New follower.

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Bj!

I want you to come to my house and scrounge through the fridge... I bet you can make something good out of nothing!

Btw... I just shared some pics of my very first GREAT Grand Baby!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That looks like the perfect meal, I would love to join you! This Yankee will be looking for the peppers, gotta try something new:@)

doodles n daydreams said...

bj - those fritters sound and look ab-so-lute-ly delicious. Yummee.


Debbie said...

We don't do fried much either, but that is one dish that was always a favorite for my husband. We used to deliberately make extra mashed potatoes just to have some patties ready in the freezer.

Yours look just mouth watering.

Vee said...

Well that's a new recipe on me...I've never even heard of potato patties. Must try them one day. (I like all my veggies raw except for potatoes and corn...if one can call them veggies.)

TexWisGirl said...

the potato patties sound yummy!

Paloma said...

Yes.... I agree with "middle child" YOU are grand! Today... I was going through the archives of my blog and I found great memories.... I loved it ... seeing you at "The Coffee Shop" .... someone like you would always cheer up any post and add something beautiful to say! So today I thank you for those memories... Remember when you were featured for our "Coffee Friday" I had totally forgotten about your beautiful pictures... so I thought I would "remove the dust" and share the link with you... just for the sake of memories! :)

Beverly said...

BJ, visiting you always makes me hungry. And, if my husband knew about all of these yummy things you prepare, he would probably want to live with you, too.♥

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Cool and inventive!!!!

"Blow upon a dandelion,
Close thy eyes,
This year,
Next year,
If one clock remains,
We will be together."

~Old song

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am hungry right now and those just made me hungrier!! (is that a word??) Love how inventive you are with leftovers! I'm off to fix some breakfast! Hugs, Linda

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

My mom used to make these with leftover mashed potatoes, the morning after for breakfast! And I LOVED them! I can just taste yours through the screen! Looks so yummy! :)

Sall's Country Life said...

Mmmm, Pat this looks delicious! We would love it if you shared this with us at Farm Fresh Friday!!

On Crooked Creek said...

YuMMy!!! We called them "potaote cakes" when I was a child...and I still love making them today!!! Enjoy your weekend, dear friend!

LDH said...

Hi BJ,

Guess what... we had potatoes for dinner last night too. I had a bag that was starting to grow eyes and so I made potato skins (up-coming post) and a bowl of chunky mashed. We are trying to cut fat and calories too and they were so good. Enough for a breakfast-for-dinner meal this evening.

Your potato cakes look and sound delicious! Oh, yes!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Is that what they call turning a pig's ear into a silk purse? I have heard that but not sure of the exact meaning. I always assume it means turning something plain into something good. That might not be the meaning but that is what you did turning plain mashed spuds into beautiful, delicious looking potato cakes. I have eaten many in my time. They are good with finely chopped green onions cooked in them, too. I love your cheerful attitude, BJ! ------

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I haven't made those in a long time!!! That sounds absolutely wonderful. I can't eat peppers but I can sure chow down on the other stuff- Thanks for the memory jogger- xo Diana

mississippi artist said...

Love potato patties, haven't done them in years.Like you say once in a while won't kill me!

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, looks YUMMY! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! HUGS!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Always wanted something to do with leftover mashed potatoes instead of eating them myself! This looks really good! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to VOTE on Sunday!

Sherry said...

Yum! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!