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.