Monday, 28 June 2010

Stuffed Potato Patties


This is the tastiest recipe I have found for using up mashed potatoes ever. The original recipe is Chilean and came from Gloria's blog. I am not good at quantities and always have mashed potato left. I am not a fan of shepherds pie and dislike mash simply reheated. To me it always tastes like well........reheated mash. This is so tasty. You really need to try it. I had them with pork chops and they were a perfect side dish. The filling can of course be faffed about with. A great way to use up bits and pieces. I used little cubes of mozarella and a finely chopped scallion/spring onion. Delicious. I would recommend making them a little earlier in the day or the night before and store them in the fridge ready to fry. The next time I make them I think I may freeze them then I know they are sitting there for a 'can't be bothered' night. The original recipe is at Gloria's. You really need to have a look there as this is my twist on it. My quantities are non existent and it really is based on left overs. You can of course boil up the potatoes freshly to make these.

Ingredients.

Mashed potato
butter about 25g/1oz
1 egg yolk
25-50G/1-2ozs plain flour plus extra for coating.
a little milk if the potatoes are a bit dry
salt and pepper
Oil or fat to fry.

Filling.
I used a little Mozzarella and finely chopped spring onion but your imagination can run riot here along with the contents of your fridge.

Method

If your mashed potato is cold melt the butter then beat it along with the egg yolk,flour and seasoning into the potatoes. ( I used a hand held mixer)
If it is still fairly stiff add a little milk. You want it soft but not so soft that you can't handle it.
On a well floured board take about a dessert spoon of potato mix and form it into a flat patty on the board.
Pop your chosen filling in the middle and fold the edges over it. Turn the patty over and form it into an oval shape. Dust well with flour. Repeat until all the potato mix is used.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry each patty for a few minutes on each side until golden brown.
Place on a plate and keep warm in the oven while you fry the rest. They keep warm very well without spoiling in the oven.

I used a fairly full pot of mash approx. 3-4 fair sized potatoes worth. This gave me ten of these patties.

Thank you Gloria for this very useful recipe.



15 comments:

Cynthia said...

I love the idea of this - stuffed potato patties :)

Bridgett said...

These would be so addictive that I fear I would never share them. I will be making these the next time I have some mashed potatoes. Who could resist?

busygran said...

Looks good and sounds easy to make. I'll give this a try.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those look fantastic and sound so scrumptious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Brownieville Girl said...

Looking forward to giving these a go - only problem is that we rarely have mashed potatoes. I'll just have to change that situation :-)

Thanks.

Gloria said...

Thanks my dear Brenda Im happy you really enjoy this recipe, Im happy when the people love my recipes, Your look absolutely yummy, huggs!

Lucie said...

These sound delicious Brenda! I love the sound of the addition of cheese and spring onion - yum! Lucie x

kenju said...

I KNOW I will love those!!

Joy said...

What a gem of a recipe! I completely agree with you about reheating mashed potato! This is one I will try!

Rhyleysgranny said...

Cynthia - they are good.Nice to see you x

Bridgett - I think I could just eat a plateful on their own :)

busygran - Nice to see you here. You could put an eastern twist to these.

Rosa - Just pain everyday stuff but tasty. :)

BVG - Do you not like mashed potatoes? Now that's an odd thing in an Irish girl :)

Gloria - Thank you for this really useful recipe x

Lucie - The cheese was good. I am now thinking up different fillings. x

Kenju - You will love them Guaranteed. :)

Joy - When you see the left over mash your thoughts will turn to this. Enjoy when you make :)

Emmalene said...

Oh they look lovely- when I first saw the picture, and hadn't read your post, I thought 'Gloria did these too...I wonder what Rhyleysgranny has filled them with!' They sound gorgeous... another recipe I have to try out, sigh. I'm never going to finish my project at this rate!

MoOn SmiLe said...

I am glad I came to find your blog, it looks wonderful and delicious.
Thanks for the recipe :)

Maria♥ said...

These look amazing and what a great way to use up left-over mash!

Maria
x

Sarah said...

Oh this does look so comforting. As the heatwave has abated and there is a chill I want to run in and boil some potatoes, then do something interesting with them!

jean said...

I love potato farls toasted with butter or fried. Would these stuffed potato patties taste like potato farls with cheese in them? The variations are endless when you think of how many different cheeses etc you could use.They look so tasty and comforting!