Sunday, April 21, 2013

Simply Potato Cakes

Potato Cakes


There is nothing more southern than potato cakes, here is our favorite and simple recipe that will be great for any meal, whether is breakfast, lunch or dinner.


Here is what you will need:

3 small potato's shredded (we leave the skins on flavor but you don't have too)
1/2 medium onion (chopped finely)
1 egg
1/3 cup shredded cheese (we like to use sharp cheddar)



Directions:
  • after you shred the potatoes make sure you drain the extra water out, this helps to make them crispy
  • heat a cast iron pan on medium/ high heat with oil in it, use a good amount of oil as the cakes are thick
  • Combine all the ingredients and mix evenly, use a measuring cup to scoop the mixture and place into the pan, you want the cakes to be thick
  • Cook until golden brown on each side, remove when cooked completely and place on a plate with paper towels to remove excess grease
       Server with eggs and enjoy !


Monday, April 1, 2013

Simply Tamale Pie

Tamale Pie


While visiting our dear friends Kathy and Ed Hurt, they shared with us a wonderful and simple  recipe. We always have fun cooking and having conversation over dinner, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.

Filling :

1lb cooked hamburger
1/2 lb cooked sausage
1 medium onion finely chopped
2 c. canned diced tomato's
1 small can of enchilada sauce
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tbsp chili powder
1 clove of minced garlic
1/2 tbsp basil
1 green pepper chopped
1 red pepper chopped
1 cup spinach

Topping :

3 c milk
1 c cornmeal
4 tbsp butter
2 tsp salt
4 eggs lightly beaten
2 c shredded cheese


Combine all the filling ingredients in a pan and cook for 20 minutes, pour into a buttered 8x12 pan or casserole dish, For the topping combine the milk, cornmeal, butter and salt, and cook until it has a thick consistency, then add in the eggs and cheese, mix well and pour over the top of the filling. place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to cook.




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