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The Queen of Sheeeba
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May 2013
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The Queen of Sheeeba [userpic]
Ah, I found some White Culture.

Potato pancakes. Not latkes or hash brown-type thingies but pancakes made out of leftover mashed potatoes.

I have never heard of this before. For one thing, there is never, ever any left over masked potatoes in any household I've ever lived in and for another thing-- those are fishcakes without the fish!

What else have the WASPs been hiding from me?

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We were talking about dressings at our home. Really, who doesn't? The French, Russian, Greeks and Italians have their own. Ranchers-- even the Thousand Islands have their very own dressing. Puerto Ricans do vinegar and oil with salt and pepper.

What do black people have? Red Devil or maybe Trappey's not very hot sauce. They put it on EVERYTHING.

Edited at 2011-01-06 10:03 pm (UTC)

Dunno about hiding things from you, but those are the only kinds of potato pancakes I've ever had. Not that we often had leftovers (my brother lovesLovesLOVES mashed potatoes), but sometimes it happened.

What are fishcakes?

The way I make fishcakes is to soak some bacalao (dried, salted cod for the non-Puerto Ricans)and flake it up, mash some potatoes, grate some onion, lightly scramble some eggs and some bread crumbs. Perhaps some grated Parmesan. Salt and pepper.

Put it all together and make crabcake sized cakes and fry it in really hot oil.

Oooo! Sound good..

In my experience (with making fishcakes) that's gonna fall apart when you try to flip it. It's gotta have flour or bread crumbs and eggs to hold it all together, no?

All we ever did was plop it onto a griddle with some butter. I don't recall ever seeing it fall apart when we turned 'em.

What else have the WASPs been hiding from me?

Oh, so very much.

Cucumber sandwiches, silk ascots, extra dry martinis, mint juleps, polo.

I suppose we should be grateful for having gotten rum and Coca-Cola from you people, as well as barbecued pork and menthol cigarettes, but really, don't you think it's best if we agree to put a stop to all the assimilation at some point? The water is muddy enough as it is.