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Name of Event

St. Patrick's Day

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Traditional spiced potato cake


Yield 4 servings
Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 45 - 50 mins
Main Ingredient Potato


1/2 pound (250 gm.) medium sized  potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces

 3 tbs butter

 2 tbs warm milk

 1 tbs dried mixed herbs (tarragon, thyme, marjoram)

 2 tbs dried parsley

 1/2 tbs ground nutmeg

 1  thick slice good quality rind less bacon, finely chopped

 2 leaves cabbage, finely chopped

Plain flour, for dredging

 Egg wash

1/2 cup bread crumbs, for dredging

 2 tbs vegetable oil, for frying

 Salt and pepper, to taste


1 Cook the potatoes in a saucepan of salted boiling water until tender

2 Drain and mash well. Return to heat to dry out, usually 2-3 minutes.

3 Remove saucepan from heat and add butter and milk & stir until smooth

4 Mix in herbs, nutmeg, salt & pepper and cool for 5-8 minutes

5 Meanwhile cook the bacon in a small frying pan until crispy. Add cabbage and cook until wilted. Add to potato and mix thoroughly.

6 Shape potato mix into 4 evenly shaped patties/cakes

7 Lightly dredge in the flour, followed by egg wash and bread crumbs

8 In a large pan heat the oil over a medium heat, add the cakes and brown on each side about 3-5 minutes. ( turning over once if possible)

9 Serve immediately or they can be kept warm in a preheated oven  at 300 F (  ) for 4-5 minutes

Note: They make an excellent companion to your favourite meat dish or can be eaten by themselves drizzled with cranberry sauce and a salad or cooked green vegetable