Great Great Aunt Jessie's 1940's Cranberry Sweet Potato Patties

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

From great great aunt Jessie's recipe scrapbook -- this one comes from The Louisville Times and is dated November 13, 1952. The rest of her page consisted of how to roast a turkey and make stuffing. I figured 50's version was not as exciting to share but this recipe looked interesting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mash potatoes.
  2. Add egg, milk, salt and shortening.
  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Form into 3 inch patties and roll in bread crumbs.
  5. Place in shallow, greased baking pan.
  6. Bake in moderate oven (400°F) for 15 minutes.
  7. In the meantime combine orange juice, rind and sugar in saucepan.
  8. Boil gently 5 minutes.
  9. Add cranberries and cook 5 minutes longer.
  10. Place spoonfuls of cranberry-orange sauce over each patty and continue to bake 5 minutes longer.
  11. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Am a big fan of both the berries & the potatoes, so this was just waiting for me to grab! I had to get into my stash of frozen cranberries, but it was worth it ~ THESE PATTIES ARE VERY, VERY NICE, & I'll be keeping this easy-to-make recipe around! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Bargain Basement tag]

Sydney Mike June 15, 2009

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