2013 Lenten potluck #2: Potato Cakes & Gluten Free Cookies

I just got home from Presanctified Liturgy and the Lenten potluck that follows, and I thought I would post a little something now instead of saving it all for tomorrow. Tonight I brought potato cakes, gluten free peanut butter cookies, and some leftover spice cake from my grandma (we froze it after my mom’s birthday party). Here’s what I did for the potato cakes:

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Preheat the oven to 425. 5 lbs of Klondike Rose potatoes, washed. I poked them all over with a fork.

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I’m not sure how I long I baked them, at least 30 minutes, maybe closer to 45. I just keep an eye on them and give them a little squeeze (with an oven mitt on) to see if they’re done. Once they’re cool enough to handle, the skin practically peels right off in your hands – it’s okay if you don’t get all of it. At least I think so.

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I mashed them up, although not completely smooth, and added a few tablespoons of tahini. I also added a bit of salt, and garlic powder.

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Mix it all in. Might not hurt to use a handmixer, but I just stirred and stirred and turned and stirred with a spoon. Line a baking dish or two with parchment paper, or just grease them.

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Get a spoonful of the mixture…

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get your hands dirty…

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and make a little round cake. And then another.

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And then a few more.

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Keep going!!!

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I covered mine in foil and threw them in the huge convection oven at church during the Liturgy for not quite an hour at 275. Then I rushed over to the kitchen, took the foil off and turned the heat up to 350 and baked for another 5 to 10 minutes.

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I made 35, but I would’ve gotten around 40 or so if I hadn’t run out of room in the pans (and run out of time!).

Now, would you like to see the rest of the potluck food? Good. Because I actually remembered to take pictures this time.

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Lots of healthy, fresh fruit. You can also see my cookies and my grandma’s spice cake.

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Soup, hummus, bread & crackers, pecans that looked like they had some kind of glaze on them, and I believe the covered dish is shrimp jambalaya.

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Yep, you can see the label on it : ) It’s one of the staple items at the potlucks. And this is Nadira’s soup, it was REALLY good! I don’t know how she made it so creamy, and there were big chunks of potato and carrot.

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I’ve never seen so many soups at the potluck before. People had to take multiple bowls at once, but it was still impossible to get some of everything.

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I tried, though. The chili with avocado was excellent, and I’m always a fan of the classic Ants on a Log. I went back and got another soup with beans, chickpeas and mushrooms that was really good. I wanted to try all the rest, but I was full and did not want to commit one of the Seven Deadly Sins while at a Lenten potluck. Looking forward to next week, though!

0 thoughts on “2013 Lenten potluck #2: Potato Cakes & Gluten Free Cookies

  1. Taste and See that The LORD IS GOOD , as we taste how the food was yesterday good , Give Thanks To LORD for every thing he gave to us .

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