These patticakes are a family recipe on my mother's side. She was just telling me today that she has fond memories of helping her father make them in a large enamel tub, mixing all the ingredients. My aunt (Sissy) is usually the one who prepares them these days, but we have the recipe from her so we can make our own if need be. They're super easy to make and use common ingredients so you can even have some for Thanksgiving tomorrow. They even cook in a toaster oven, Megan. 1 loaf of stale bread, torn into small pieces 4-6 stalks of celery, chopped very fine 1 medium onion, chopped very fine 1/2 cup (one stick) of butter or margarine, melted sage, salt, pepper and celery seed to taste 1 small can of condensed milk (not the sweet kind but the evaporated kind)
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour condensed milk over it as you mix with your hands and form patticakes. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Continue baking for another 5 minutes at 450 degrees.
Note that if you are taking these to another house for dinner, you can wait to bake them those last 5 minutes once you get there so they're fresh and hot.