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

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by TMoney

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.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

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]

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.

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