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Potato fritters

November 2, 2014 Filed under Lunch

This recipe was a frequent family weekend lunch, quick and easy to make and very filling for hungry teenagers.  It used to be in an Edmonds Cookbook under the title “mock whitebait patties.” It might sound good, but to me these fritters don’t look like, and certainly don’t taste like, whitebait.

These fritters are also a tasty way of serving potatoes as part of the main meal with other dishes.


2 eggs
¼  cup flour
½ cup milk
1 cup tasty cheese, grated
Pepper and salt
4 medium potatoes, grated
2 teaspoons baking powder


  1. Whisk the egg then add flour, milk, cheese and seasonings
  2. Add grated potato and baking powder just before frying
  3. Fry in hot, shallow fat 5 minutes on each side. Serve hot, garnished with parsley.


You can add any of the following – or a combination of these:

Diced tomatoes
Cooked chopped bacon
Thyme and rosemary for herbed fritters
Curry powder
Mayonnaise or yoghurt instead of milk for a tangier flavour
Non-dairy liquid can also be used

Serves 4

Microwave baked potatoes

June 29, 2011 Filed under Dinner

You can bake potatoes in the microwave to get the same result as you get with oven baked potatoes. The cooked skins are softer that those baked in the oven and of course the microwaving doesn’t take nearly as long.  So this is a good way of cooking potatoes in a hurry. Read more

Cheesy baked potatoes

June 28, 2011 Filed under Dinner

When my daughters were young and I was working full time, I’d sometimes be heading home and think – OMG what have I got for dinner tonight?  Invariably on those nights we’d have cheesy baked potatoes. And if we were lucky Read more

Mashed potatoes

June 24, 2011 Filed under Dinner

We used to put a great dollop of butter into a pile of fluffy mashed potatoes on our dinner plates.  Our different lifestyles now makes this a bit hazardous to our health.  But fluffy mashed potatoes are still a tasty way of serving potatoes. Read more

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