Main Dishes Recipes — By Ben on 02 August 2008
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 375ºF 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.

¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(25) Readers Comments

  1. Great post!

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

    are you ready for another world food post!

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

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

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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 ;)

  9. this a case of great minds think alike with the cartoon bubbles??? ;)
    Those cakes look tasty! yum yum.

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

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