Reincarnate The Leftover This Weekend
Christmas spirit was in the air this weekend at the Spilsbury house with decorating, gift wrapping and our first holiday party. Once the Christmas music CD’s came out of storage and we popped the first one in the surround-sound, it became official- the holiday season is here.
I also ended up with leftover mashed potatoes in my refrigerator, so instead of tossing them, I decided to make some red and green potato cakes (aka: Christmas Potato Cakes) to celebrate our joyeux weekend.
Making potato cakes is simple and not an exact science; you never know how many cups or ounces of mashed potatoes you’ll end up with. Therefore, it’s “a little of this-a little of that” science. You simply add an egg or two to the mashed potatoes along with a half-cup or cup of flour, some seasoning and milk, and voila!… or voici!- potato cakes. If your potato cake batter is too runny, add some flour; and if it’s too thick, add some milk- you get the picture.
Thank goodness I had some red and green bell peppers diced up already to add for our “Christmas Potato Cakes”. Just cook batter in canola oil, flipping once, until crisp on both sides.
Serve alongside some turkey bacon, sausage, eggs, or by themselves- potato cakes taste good with anything.
I hope your Christmas Holiday is off to a great start!