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Small Bites #13 - Potatoes

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The mighty potato is this week's ingredient, chosen by Maria I. of My Place in the Sun.

If the truth were known (and it is now, of course), potatoes are one of my favorite foods. I like them prepared in a multitude of ways - in fact, I can't think of any way I DON'T like them!

I found my recipe online at cdkitchen.com. Here is the link.


Corn And Potato Mini Pancakes With Salsa

Serves/Makes: 30 | Difficulty Level: 3 | Ready In: < 30 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups mashed potatoes
2 cups frozen corn kernels (thawed) or cooked corn cut off the ear
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup canola oil for frying, divided use
1 jar (11-ounce size) salsa

Directions:

In a medium mixing bowl, combine potatoes, corn, and egg. Mix well with a spoon.

Place bread crumbs in a shallow bowl.

Using clean hands, form potato-corn mixture into 1 1/2-inch diameter patties; dip each patty into bread crumbs, coating both sides.

Over medium heat, in a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of canola oil until hot. Fry patties, a few at a time for 2 minutes or until golden brown on bottom; flip and cook another 2 minutes on the second side. If flatter, more crispy cakes are desired, flatten cakes while cooking with a metal spatula.

Transfer finished cakes to a baking sheet and keep warm in 200-degree oven until all cakes are cooked.

Transfer cakes to a serving platter and serve with salsa, if desired.


This recipe was SO easy! I added some garlic chives and, instead of salsa, I mixed up a little wasabi sauce. It was good.

The recipe makes quite a bit, especially for two people. I have a bunch left over, and I may add some smoked salmon to part of it. This was my second choice recipe for this week.

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Comments (5)

Looks very delicious, Nancy. I think this would be a good recipe to make with leftover mashed potatoes. Great idea about adding smoked salmon to the remaining pancake mix.

Anne:

Nancy, I love potatoes too. From boiled new potatoes with butter, salt & pepper, to potato salad (hot or cold varieties), to just about anyway they are prepared. And the easier the recipe, the better! This looks right up my alley - thanks for sharing it.

I made these for dinner tonight! Adding the salmon that you contemplated. YUMMY!

amy:

Oooh, this would be a nice variation for a Hanukkah latke when we want something different!

Wow that looks so yummy and delicious.My mouth is watering now, I would love to make it now and enjoy it, that is so inviting, thanks for sharing it with us.

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