Thank you to Paul and Wendy Savage who used this recipe successfully at their WWII themed New Year’s Party and were kind enough to share it with me. I used 1/3 rd of the ingredients below using some left over mash and that made several potato cakes which I pan fried. They were DELICIOUS!! I loved my lunch today!!
- 3 smallish onions, chopped finely
- 7oz margarine – or vegan substitute.
- 3lbs cooked and mashed potato
- 1lb self raising flour (or plain flour with 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder added)
- salt & pepper to season (herbs can be added too)
- Fry onion in 1/2 oz margarine until soft
- Mash potato with remaining margarine and beat together with the onion & flour. Season to taste.
- Knead onto a floured surface (it should be similar consistancy to bread dough)
- Form into 3-4 inch sausage. Cut into 1 inch slices (make them thicker if baking in the oven)
- Cook in oven at 200 c or gas mark 6 for 15-20 minutes (until golden brown) or alternatively pan fry.
100 Wartime Recipes will be recreated and photographed throughout the year of the 1940’s Experiment.
I promise to recreate, photograph and share a wartime recipe for every lb I lose!
Enjoy the 56 authentic wartime recipes I have re-created, tested and photographed to date. If you have a recipe you would like me to cook please leave a message xxx
I am still working hard to fulfill my promise to everyone and that is to re-create, photograph and share 100 authentic wartime recipes with you..
So far the count is nearing 50… NEARLY half way there!
I love re-creating historical recipes… I guess my biggest wish would be able to stage the photos so they all were presented on authentic 1940s crockery and set in a 1940s kitchen…. how amazing would that be!
Please take a moment to check all my recipes out… it’s truly amazing to step back in time and share the food our ancestors ate..
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