POTATO CAKES

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Do you have leftover mashed potatoes from last night? well.. I have the perfect recipe to transform them into the most delicious cakes that are perfect for a quick breakfast. I will also be sharing my mashed potato recipe here! I know everybody has their own way of preparing this, so you can easily skip to the third step of the recipe. But, if you have never made them or would like to follow mine… I have got you covered! let’s get started

 

What you’ll need;

  • 800g potatoes
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 90g cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chives
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • Breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • vegetable oil

 

Step 1: peel the potatoes, cut them into quarters and give them a quick rinse. place them in a pot of cold water, season with salt and bring them to a boil. once it’s boiling, reduce to medium heat and allow to simmer until tender. This should take about 10 minutes

Step 2: Drain the potatoes in a colander and place them back into the pot. using a potato masher or spatula, mash the potatoes to a nice creamy consistency. Add in the butter, cheese, chives and milk, and mix thoroughly with a spatula. That is your cheesy mash potato ready!… Then add the flour, mix together and set aside ready for the next step

Step 3: In a bowl, crack the eggs and whisk lightly. In another bowl pour some breadcrumbs and you might have to refill the bowl depending on how much you use. At this point measure out equal sizes of mashed potatoes ( Hint: I used an ice cream scoop to ensure the sizes were even), and place them aside

Step 4: Place a portion of the mashed potatoes on your palm and flatten out to your desired shape and size, dip this in the egg mixture and cover with breadcrumbs. Repeat this process for the rest of the mashed potatoes.

Step 5: In a frying pan, add some oil( to cover the bottom of the pan) and allow to heat up on medium to high heat. Cook for about 4 minutes on both sides or until it is nice and golden brown. That’s all ready! Give this recipe a try and leave a comment below on how it all went. WhatsApp Image 2018-04-28 at 11.51.04.jpg

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