Friday, December 10, 2010

Potato Cakes

Potato Cakes
I had a little clear out in my pantry today and a sheet of A4 paper slid out of one of my recipe books. A recipe for potato cakes I must have scribbled down years ago. I love finding long forgotten recipes. They always make me feel cosy and nostalgic. These potato cakes are a great side dish, or make a big one and serve with a salad for the hungrier moments.

Ingredients

8 large potatoes, peeled and diced
110g butter
170g mayonnaise
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp onion seasoning or 1/2 onion chopped finely
1 tsp basil (optional)
salt & pepper
milk & butter

Method

1.Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil
2.Add the potatoes and boil until tender, then drain
3.Mash the potatoes adding a enough milk a little bit at a time to make a smooth paste
4.Add the butter and mayonnaise, blend together until the mixture is light and fluffy
5.Season with salt & pepper
6.Add the beaten egg and blend in the onion
7.Flatten the potato mix into 8 cakes (or one large one)
8.In a large frying pan melt enough butter to coat the bottom
9.Brown the cake/s evenly on both sides until golden

Serves : 8 or 4 if 2 each
Preparation time : 5 mins
Cooking time : 30 - 40 mins

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