What’s Cookin? Kid Friendly Wacky Wednesday 8/22: Potato Patties Burgers

Spaghetti tacos? Of course! It doesn’t get much more kid friendly than that! When I was a child, “kid friendly” meant a smaller portion of what Mom & Dad were having. Not today though. There seems to be an entire sub culture of recipes geared at just the young (not usually just the young at heart).

Just because they are young, doesn’t mean they can’t eat healthy. Spaghetti tacos at our house feature whole wheat spaghetti, ground corn taco shells, and fresh tomato sauce. And cheese of course. Lots of cheese. Watch for a new Kid Friendly recipe every Wacky Wednesday. Same bat channel, same bat time. Or something like that.

OAE (Oh, and enjoy)


For the steaks filling:

  • 3/4 to 1 lb (400 g) of minced meat
  • 1 onion (medium)
  • 1 tablespoon of grated cheese
  • Few pieces of cheese that melts well (mozzarella, raclette…)
For the patties:
  • 2 lbs (900 g to 1kg) of potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup (100 g) grated cheese
  • Salt and pepper


Prepare the potato patties:

Peel, wash and grate potatoes and put them in a strainer. Press the grated potatoes to extract their juice.
Put them in a bowl and add the minced onion.
Add a beaten egg, 1 cup of grated cheese and mix well.
Salt and pepper.
Pre-heat oven at 390°F (200°c)
Put this mixture into silicon muffin molds. Heap a little as the patties tend to narrow when baking.
Bake à 390°F (200°c) for 15-20 minutes.
Let cool and take out from the molds.

While patties are cooking, prepare the steaks
Mix ground beef with chopped onion and a tablespoon of cheese. Salt and pepper.
(Try to) Reconstruct small burgers, forming balls and flattening them.
Briefly cook the steaks in the pan (non-stick pan is better)
Don’t cook the meat too much r so that it remains juicy and pink (the burgers will be re-heated later in the oven, if the meat is already cooked it will be dry when going out the oven)

When the meat is seared, just book it for later.
On a plate lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil, rebuild hamburgers: put a potato cake, a piece of cheese, a small steak, another piece of cheese and put a new potato cake on top of everything. Press a little to form the hamburgers.
Reheat in the oven at 360°F (180°c) for a few minutes.

Source: EatWell101

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