Bean and potato cakes – A story

Today I want to tell you the story of how these potato cakes came to be. A bunch of potatoes made it to my kitchen from the store in a bag like this:

Then a handful of them were chosen to become dinner. First they were boiled until tender.

When they were soft and cooked they were peeled:

Then they were mashed with 2 cups of cooked pinto beans:

They were joined in their quest by 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 2 TBSP chopped parsley, 2 eggs, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp paprika and salt and pepper to taste. They were then mixed very well together:

The mix was put on greased baking sheets in the form of little cakes, or cookies if you will, and baked at 375ยบF for 15 minutes:

After 15 minutes they were flipped over:

And baked for another 15 minutes:

And served with carrot rice and a sexy apple and cucumber salad:

Who would’ve thought potatoes had such interesting lives. They made a very frugal dinner (and kinda vegetarian, too). The cost of it all? About US $11.00 for a dinner for 4. Don’t forget to check Frugal Fridays every week for more stories like this.

ยกBuen provecho!


  • Great post!

  • comiquisismo!!! ha ha ha. that salad looks soo familiar! :)

    are you ready for another world food post!

  • Funny! Does it make me ultraweird if I say those naked potatoes look so cute?

  • A little potoato kinky! Love it. Great psot and frugal recipe idea.

  • Uh, can I have some of whatever you’ve been taking? You so crazy with your talking fritters. Those look so tasteh and deleecious.

  • Those potatoes are gettin dirrrty.

    I love potato cakes. They look great.

    Do you have pop-ups on here? I got a pop-up ad.

  • Hilarious! Reading this post brings the laughs-what a way to beat the monday blues!

  • Lol – great post Ben! I agree with Daphne – anything that can get a laugh out of me on a Monday morning is doing very well ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • this a case of great minds think alike with the cartoon bubbles??? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Those cakes look tasty! yum yum.

  • lol, funny post. Some good sounding food there too.

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