A documentation of my preservation and preparation of local foods as I work through the seasons. This will serve as a reference tool for me in the future and as a sharing guide for family and friends...and anyone else interested. Hopefully, I can offer some useful methods, tips and recipes to share with everyone--be they novice or pro--and encourage them to join me in the exciting world of preserving and cooking with local foods.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Frozen Potato Patties

A couple of times a week I scan the refrigerator to identify food that needs to either be cooked up, eaten and/or frozen; or else it will go to waste.  Yesterday morning netted the following:  one large container of quartered, cooked potatoes, 3 pieces of bacon, part of a large onion.  This one was easy.  I cooked and crumbled the bacon, ran the potatoes and onion through the food processor and combined all.  I added enough butter and a little bacon fat, just until the mixture would hold together and pattied it out.  I put three cookie sheets of potato patties in the freezer; and, later, after they froze, I put them all in one ziploc bag.  We saved out two for our breakfast and each had one with a fried egg on top--delicious!
  The potatoes were a variety of flavors and colors.


  1. That souonds good. I might make extra potatoes just to make the frozen patties. I will have to forgo the onion. Hubby dislikes. Maybe I will make some of each. Perfect for the cabin when the girls come. Thank you for another neat idea.

  2. Were those cold potatoes baked, steamed or boiled?