If you’ve been around for awhile, you probably know that we are not one of those families who spends $50 a week on groceries. This is at least in part due to the fact that my husband likes to have identifiable meat for supper. And supper without meat at all is not even an option. If I serve something like Broccoli Cheddar Soup with bread, he still wants to know when the main course is coming.
However, there are two meals that I can make without meat that everyone enjoys and feels like they actually ate after consuming. One of them is a Cook’s Illustrated skillet Mexican spaghetti recipe (though my skillet is now too small to fix enough for all of us without using a second pan!), and the other is this, which you will probably think is quite weird:
Cottage cheese patties.
This is a recipe from Jeremy’s family, of Germans-from-Russia heritage. I have no idea if it’s traditional in that culture or not; maybe some of you know?
It took me awhile to master the recipe. Something about old recipes not really having detailed directions and never having even tasted the things known as cottage cheese patties made it a little difficult.
However, I recently cracked the code of cottage cheese patties with crispy outsides and velvety insides – and was super excited to be able to make a meal that fills us up for $5 or so! These are very simple, and mix up in literally two minutes.