It looks like Mum’s collected this recipe off the back of the condensed milk tin. I don’t especially remember her making it, but it looks great and I think I’ll try it out myself.
As you can see this recipe comes from one of Mum’s original handwritten notebooks. It’s hard to read so I’ve rewritten in out down below. These days there’s lots and lots of different Banana Cake recipes, but this old one was way before you could buy sour cream, so you had to make your own sour milk by adding lemon juice to warm milk. Easy to do and it makes a lovely moist cake.
I guess these are the old version of American Hash Browns, maybe not quite so crunchy, but just as delicious. Mum’s being making them since I was a little girl and they’ve always been one of my favourites.
The old recipe is a bit faded at the edges but reads:
MOCK FISH PATTIES
- 2 cups grated raw potato
- 1 dessertspoon finely minced onion
- 2 rounded tablespoons plain flour
- ½ teaspoon salt,
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
- 1 dessertspoon anchovy essence (optional)
Combine potato with onion, flour, salt, pepper & parsley. Add unbeaten egg and anchovy essence. Mix well, drop spoonfuls in hot fat & fry until golden brown on both sides. Flatten each piece with back of spoon as it cooks.