Country Fried Potato Cakes aka Tater Patties


This is a real good way to use leftover mashed potatoes.  Another way is grate your own potatoes, it is best to boil your potatoes until almost done and peel and grate. and mix according to directions. My husband request these often, so when I do mash potatoes I make enough for leftovers. This is another childhood memory

1 1/2 cups mashed or grated potatoes

1  egg beaten

2 tablespoons flour

at this time you can mix it up and add chopped cooked bacon, onion, chopped parsley,  chopped ham, garlic, whatever you think you would like you can fry as you have here is what Our grandmothers did.or you can batter in bread crumbs. Enjoy

Fry in iron skillet or a non stick skillet until brown turn and cook until other side is brown ,drain on paper towels and serve as it is or with sour cream. so very good as a snack or a side dish,  Hope you enjoy and if you have any other ideas share with me . Love to here feedback, Thanks for visiting Mary’s Country Kitchen and please come back soon.

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Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup


IMG_3194Hot soup on a cold rainy day and with cheese how much better can it get.

As always  delicious and easy yummy recipes


16 oz. frozen broccoli

1 stick butter

3 cans chicken broth (Low Sodium)

1 med onion chopped

2 tsp. (or more if you like) powdered garlic.

2 sm. boxes Velveeta cheese  (chopped into small cubes)

1  1/2 cups milk

4 to 5 tbsp. instant potatoes ( for thickening )

Add more milk for thinning or more potatoes for thickening

Melt butter in sauce pan, add  chopped onions and cook until onions are soft. ADD in broccoli and chicken broth to cover broccoli. cover and cook until broccoli is tender add cheese and garlic and cook on med. low until cheese melts and add potatoes to thickens. I added garlic toast to go with mine Delicious.

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Favorite Black Eye Peas

IMG_3186One cup of cooked black-eyed peas, or cowpeas, has 160 calories and negligible fat. Their 5 grams of protein represents 9 percent of the recommended daily intake for men and 11 percent for women. As with all legumes, black-eyed peas are especially good sources of soluble fiber, which helps prevent type 2 diabetes by keeping blood sugar balanced after you eat. Soluble fiber also binds to cholesterol and carries it out of the body. Men get 21 percent of their daily intake of fiber, while women get 32 percent from 1 cup of black-eyed peas.


2 cans black eye peas

1 sm. chopped onion

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

1 can rotel tomatoes

Drain and rinse peas

pour into 2 tbsp. olive oil for healthier or  2 tablespoons bacon grease   add onion cook a couple min. add peas and garlic if you like. add the tomatoes and time and enough water  almost to top or extra flavor use chicken broth. Cook  low until everything is cooked and add salt and pepper if desired. Very Good. For more yummy recipes at Mary’s Country Kitchen. follow me on WordPress at FRom my Country Kitchen to yours . Have a great day