Monday, November 30

Potato Patties or Fritters

This was one of my favorite things growing up. My mother would always use the left over mashed potatoes and create these tasty treats. Somehow I was full during dinner, but once these started getting made, I had lots of room.

This will make 12 patties but easily doubles
Full time: 20 minutes (includes 2 cooking batches, but not mashed potato cook time)

The needs-

2 cups mashed potatoes, room temp
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
1 tbsp chopped parsley, dried
1/2 tsp salt

Vegetable oil for frying

The know-

Start with the mashed potatoes in a bowl.

Add in all remaining ingredients, mix well to fully incorporate. This will appear to be a very crumbly dough.

If you reach in and work with it, it will stick together quite well.

Next form meat ball size balls from potato mixture and give then a little press to slightly flatten them.

In a saute pan, add oil just to bring it up about 1/4" to 1/2" deep over medium high heat.

Once oil is hot, carefully add in patties.

Cook for 2-4 minutes per side or until golden.

Carefully, flip over and cook additional 2-4 minutes.

Remove carefully using a slotted spoon.

Move them to a plate or bowl lined with paper towels to let them dry out of excess oil.