Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Potato Burgers- freezer challenge

I am constantly going thru old cookbooks, magazines, and other peoples minds for recipes. Yes I ask random people for their recipes. Ex specially at church functions. I really like the older recipes that make meat stretch really far.

This recipe I found in an old cook book. I can not remember which one at this moment in time.  It takes hamburger meat and stretches it by adding shredded potatoes to it. I take a pound of hamburger meat and add one large shredded potato and 2 tablespoons of  shredded onion. Salt and pepper to taste. I form it into patties and fry them until done. I remove them from the pan and make a white gravy from the drippings, milk and flour. I then add the patties back and let the gravy thicken. I serve it over noodles, rice or mashed potatoes. (Yes more potatoes but only when I am in a carb type mood.)

I served this tonight with the crispy and creamy corn bread, fried okra from the garden, and corn from the pantry.  Oh and tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden.

This can also be made with ground pork, chicken, or turkey. If you use a leaner meat add an egg and a hand full of cracker crumbs to the meat before you mix it. It holds together better.

I have been going thru some different cookbooks that I have stashed back. Since it is way to hot to be out side for very long I am researching again. I will come up with some new things to post soon. I always take the regular recipes and change them to fit my families eating style. Big, Bold, Full flavor, and Fresh.

Please do not forget the Homeschool project.   I am starting school in about two weeks and would love to have a few to start off with.


Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

oh love the sound of this and also enjoy old recipes