Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Potato Cakes (or tatty scones as my better half calls them)

Well its been a while since I posted here but today I made some potato cakes with some leftover mashed potatoes. These are easy and cheap to make and very good as part of a cooked breakfast, warm with butter and a bit of cheese or even with a bit of your favourite jam.

Ingredients

Leftover mashed potatoes approx 250 grams
Self raising flour  approx 125 grams (enough to form a dough and a bit for dusting while rolling out)
1-2 eggs depending on amount of potato
Salt and pepper to season

Method

Mix the eggs into the potato and season with salt and pepper. Add the flour untill you have a dough that is still a little tacky but workable with floured hands.

Either roll the dough out to about 4-5 mm thick and use cutters to cut into cakes of your desired size, or you can hand shape small pieces of the dough into cakes the desired size.

I then dry fry theses in a non stick frying pan on a medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side untill golden brown. You could put on a lightly oiled baking tray and bake in a preheated oven at gas mark 3 or 160 Celsius for 12-15 minutes untill golden.

After cooking allow to cool on a wire rack. These freeze well or keep for a few days in the fridge.

They can be reheated in a frying pan or toaster prior to serving.

Tip, if you want you can add a little grated cheese when making the dough to add a little extra flavor

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