Potato Cakes No 107

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!!
Potato Cakes
  • 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)
  1. Fry onion in 1/2 oz margarine until soft
  2. Mash potato with remaining margarine and beat together with the onion & flour. Season to taste.
  3. Knead onto a floured surface (it should be similar consistancy to bread dough)
  4. Form into 3-4 inch sausage. Cut into 1 inch slices (make them thicker if baking in the oven)
  5. Cook in oven at 200 c or gas mark 6  for 15-20 minutes (until golden brown) or alternatively pan fry.



100 wartime recipes re-created

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

Recipe 1. Wartime Loaf
Recipe 3. Meaty Gravy
Recipe 4. Bread Pudding
Recipe 11. The Oslo Meal
Recipe 12. Curried Carrots
Recipe 16: Pear Crumble
Recipe 18: Rock buns
Recipe 20: Spam Hash
Recipe 22: Bread stuffing balls

Recipe 23: Apple crumble
Recipe 24: Lord Woolton Pie
Recipe 25: Cheese Whirls
Recipe 26: Glory Buns
Recipe 30: Cheese Dreams
Recipe 32: Cottage Pie
Recipe 35: Potato Floddies
Recipe 38: Vegetable Stew
Recipe 42: Potato Rarebit
Recipe 45: Mince Slices
Recipe 50: Mock Goose
Recipe 53: Irish Soda-Bread
Recipe 54: Eggless Pancakes
Recipe 55: Carrot Cookies
Recipe 56: Herby Bread
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100 wartime homefront recipes re-created

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..


Thank you

C xxx