One potato two potato

I was feeling a little peckish this afternoon. The weather had turned cold suddenly (that’s Melbourne for you folks) and venturing out in the rain to get a little snack seemed way too much effort. Something hot and savoury would be just perfect to quell those growing hunger pangs.

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“Let’s make some potato cakes,” The Dude suggested, “It’ll be a good way to use up those last two potatoes plus it’ll keep us satiated till dinner.” He had obviously been influenced at my efforts to be thrifty. “Brilliant!” I replied, “Let’s get started now!”

I love potato cakes! They are like comfort food to me -kind of like mashed potato but shaped into patties and pan fried. I like how the crunchy fried exterior contrasts with the soft fluffy inside. And they are so easy to make!

Almost everyone i know has their own version of what goes into their potato cakes (ham, corn, tuna – just to name a few). For the ones we made today, spring onions and chilli were added into the potato mash. A bit of egg was then added into the mixture before shaping patties out of it.

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The patties were individually dipped in egg and flour….

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before they were pan fried for ten minutes…

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Half an hour of effort later and our tasty golden creations were ready for consumption!

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There you have it! Our version of potato cakes! Hopefully this inspires you to create your version too! I probably don’t need to tell you that these delicious savouries are best eaten hot! Just be careful not to burn your tongue while tucking into them like we did!

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