I whipped up these potato cakes without measuring but it was pretty easy and I don’t think you need an exact recipe for this kind of thing. You can do this kind of thing free style and maybe add an interesting ingredient to the potato cakes if you want to make them fancier than I did. I wasn’t going to publish this recipe since I didn’t measure but these potato cakes came out really great. My husband really enjoyed them. He said they are really perfect. The ingredients were all guesstimated…….This is the kind of thing you just guesstimate. They would be really good with added spinach or even seafood…ummmm!
Ingredients for about 25 potato cakes about 6 servings
2 lbs potatoes (peeled)
2 jalapeños (cut in half longways for boiling with the potatoes just to add flavor and you throw them out after the boiling)
2 XL eggs – slightly beaten
1/4 cup flour
1 Tablespoon kosher salt (for boiling the potatoes)
1/2 onion – grated and in paper towel squeeze all the juice out)
1 fried serrano chili – finely chopped
about 2 teaspoons sea salt
about 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Canola oil for frying
Boil the potatoes with the jalapeños and salt till they are almost fork tender ( about 15 minutes)
Put them away in the refrigerator and let them chill three or more hours.
When the potatoes are chilled grate them on the bigger holes and add in the eggs, onions, chili, flour and salt and pepper. Mix. This should be like extra thick mashed potatoes.
Put your fry pan on medium high heat with about a 1/2 inch of oil.
Use a fork and grab about a meatball size amount of potato mixture and made it into a patty shapes.
When the oil seems hot carefully fry up the patties. They need a few minutes on each side.
They should look like this.
Really yummy! Give them a try and you will enjoy!