Crispy Potato Cakes... a great breakfast addition!

1 cup mashed potatoes (cold or left over from fridge the day before is best)

1 egg

1 tbsp minced onion


cracked pepper

3/4 cup cheddar cheese (optional)

3/4 cup flour in small bowl*

3/4 cup panko crumbs (plain or seasoned) in small bowl

Stir egg, minced onion, salt & pepper into your cold mashed potatoes.

carefully form one tablespoon at a time of your potato mixture into your flour bowl coating the patty. Now take the floured patty and put into panko crumbs bowl coating it evenly. Fry in non stick pan with butter and olive oil until golden brown.

Yeild : about 6 small potato cakes

*note that the flour will help to keep the panko crumbs from falling apart when cooking.

These can also be a great side for dinner or a healthy after-school snack!

Dear Moms & Daughters,

Today is a beautiful blustery snowy day. I am sitting in front of the french doors that lead to my back yard watching the snow fall and blow off the trees. A perfect setting for writing to you. Last evening I made roast-beef with mashed potatoes and veggies. This morning as I was waking up, I thought hmmmm a nice day to make a big breakfast for my hubby. Soooo my mind started thinking of something a little different from the usual. I poked hubby with my elbow and asked, What do you want for breakfast? He usually responds with a long silence or giggles, I don't know.... and he really does not ever complain about anything I try and create. He is the easiest going when it comes to our meals for the day. I could say, "Dave , I don't feel like cooking tonight lets just have cereal or get take outs...' he is ready and willing to accommodate my wishes. So today I was feeling energetic and went to the fridge and pulled out the leftover mashed potatoes from last night , got in touch with my taste-buds and this is what I came up with... Fresh spinach omelet with cheddar cheese and Crispy Potato Cakes. I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as we did!! Have a great day and I hope that all of you especially where the snow is falling, enjoy Gods beautiful painting of the first fresh fallen snow of the year.