tomato patties

I found this in a box of old recipes I got at an estate sale its become a family favorite everyone loves this

Tomato patties

1 large can peeled tomatoes
About 2 sleeves saltine-type crackers
1/2 medium onion, chopped )
About 2 tablespoons shortening (Crisco or lard) for frying [ Do not use vegetable oil or cooking spray, as the cakes will fall apart while frying!]

Drain most, but not all, of the juice off the tomatoes, then dice them in a bowl. Add chopped onion. Crumble crackers in until you have a stiff texture. Set in refrigerator approximately 30 minutes for the crackers to soften and soak up the liquid. Form into hamburger-like patties and fry in hot lard. Makes about 6-8 cakes, :slight_smile: