Monday, March 4, 2013


Patty patter 
goes the chatter 
I burnt some patty 
while the rain was pattering 
and I was turning 
off the AC 
and saving

More than two centuries ago a certain grain was generally given to horses in England but in Scotland supports the people. It's the grain I used two days ago to make these patties to celebrate the rain. Bangkok has been searing hot for too long that when it finally poured, I thought a celebration was in order.

Although patties are originally made of meat, sometimes I concoct meals and I'm happy doing that. Tuna instead of beef. I mixed in minced purple onion, honey maple syrup, evaporated milk, soy sauce, salt, sugar, a large egg and butter cake flour.

If you're wondering about the taste, well, it was similar to the one I concocted two years ago with mackerel. My son kept stuffing himself with those as soon as I piled them on a dish from the wok. There was almost nothing left for me when I finished frying the last patty. At least that's the idea.

Back to the grain. It is said to be the "Horatio Alger of cereals, which progress, if not from rags to riches, at least from weed to health food." OATS. Yummy softies. And when I have them in the midst of books, life just seems so pleasant.

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  1. Oh Yes--oats--I ate a bowl of oatmeal this morning. Yum.

    I'll bet those patties were super good. What an interesting blue plate.

    Happy Blue Monday, Hazel.

  2. I LOVE oats and I sure like those beautiful cookbooks and blue plate. The patties look great, so yummy!

  3. I need to be more creative in the kitchen, I'd be curious to see if my kids would munch on those!

  4. I love your spirit of adventure in the kitchen. That's the way I cook, too -- with gusto, following my instincts and taste buds. Some things require adhering strictly to a recipe, of course, but others are an invitation to create and experiment.

  5. They look delicious and I like what you did with the photo. I make those with salmon, tuna and we call them croquettes. Delish.

  6. this does look delish! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  7. so cool! sometimes I replace pork with fish or chicken (or with tofu, lol), too. your recipe sounds like a lovely savory treat!

    appreciate much your sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Hazel
    happy weekend!

  8. that looks yummy, hazel. i love the patties but i'd say no to oatmeal. i don't know why. anyway, i love the verses and the book selections. visiting here from color connection. :)

  9. That looks delicious, nagutom tuloy ako.

    Thanks for joining Color Connection last week, come and link up this week. Linky is up now.



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