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.