Parmesan Mashed Potato Cake

Friday, July 24, 2020

I love potatoes,all of them. Cooked potatoes. Baked potatoes. Mashed potatoes . Fries. Vodka... and now potato cakes. These are super easy to make, and can be elevated very easily.  I made this couple time and I prefer to use boiled potatoes rather than leftover mashed potatoes but either would work. 
What you will need:
2 large potatoes about 1 lb.
1 egg
1 cup grated Parmesan + extra 1/2 cup for dredging
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped chives
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt or to taste
1/2 tsp. pepper or to taste
1/2 tsp. vegeta

3 tbsp. butter for frying
How to make it:
Cook the potatoes in gently boiling water until tender, about 20-25 minutes, depending on the size. Let them cool down completely. Peel.
Place the potatoes in a medium mixing bowl and mash well using a potato masher
To the same bowl, add the egg, Parmesan, parsley, chives, flour, salt, vegeta and pepper. Mix everything well.
Scoop up about a 1/2 cup of the potato mixture and form it into a patty
Place about a 1/2 cup of Parmesan into a shallow dish. Roll the patties in the parmesan to coat.
Heat up some butter in a large, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the potato patties, and fry for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until they turn golden brown.