Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to gather around the table studded with specialty foods. The stuffed turkey usually takes center-stage. (One of my relatives, who shall remain nameless, serves lasagna instead of the ‘bird’.) Then there are those wonderful – and some not so wonderful – side dishes and desserts – too many to name!
|Christine Datian’s Potato-Cheese Patties
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For instance, if mashed potatoes are to be served, make plenty so that you’ll have enough leftover to make Christine Datian’s Potato-Cheese Patties or one of her variations.
Check out her recipe and variations below and decide which you’ll serve the day after.
cheddar cheese or grated Parmesan cheese
onions, garlic, eggs, cheese, flour, parsley, chilies, and spices, and mix
thoroughly. Flour hands and form mixture into patties; roll in flour, bread
crumbs or cornmeal, and chill for 30 minutes until firm.
golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
mint, and green onions.
Serve patties in pita pockets, topped with yogurt or hummus and thinly sliced
red onions, radishes, and cucumbers or as a side dish or appetizer.
2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey, 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger, and 1/2
cup chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds. Flour hands and form mixture into
patties; roll in flour, bread crumbs or cornmeal, and chill for 30 minutes until firm.
Serve immediately. Garnish with chunky applesauce, cranberry sauce or sour cream, if desired.
Patties may be made with 2 to 3 cups uncooked, unpeeled, shredded zucchini or
squash, well drained. Add the grated onion, minced garlic, crumbled or shredded
cheese (refer to above options), egg, flour (or breadcrumbs) and parsley as
listed above. (Omit green chilies) Season with salt, pepper, and paprika to
taste. Shape into patties; chill 30 minutes. Coat patties in flour, bread
crumbs or corn meal. Place patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 425° for 12 minutes. Carefully turn patties over and bake for an
additional 12 minutes or until golden.