Since Monica and Natalie were here today for dinner (our noon meal) I figured this was a good time to get rid of the leftover mashed potatoes from last Saturday. I told the girls we were having pork cutlets, corn, and potato cakes.
"What's that?" Monica asked.
"You girls never had potato cakes?"
They both assured me they had not.
Usually when I spring something new on them, I tell them they can take a small bite to make sure they like it, before I serve them a helping of it. But this was one food I knew they'd love, and I told them so. They took me at my word, and ate with gusto.
Of course, their grandpa talked them into ruining the true flavor with tons of ketchup, but they did like their potato cakes: so much so that there wasn't a crumb left.
edited to add recipe for those who asked:
I really don't use a recipe, but here's one I found on the Internet that is very much like mine.
Easy Potato Cakes
* 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
* 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
* 1 egg, beaten 1/3 cup flour
* 1 teaspoon salt
* dash pepper
Add onions to mashed potatoes. Mix in the beaten egg, flour, salt, and pepper. Shape into patties. Melt Crisco in skillet over medium low heat; brown patties until cooked and browned on both sides.