Potato Patties

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This is coming from the Joy Of Cooking cookbook. These are very good, and easy to make. If shaped into slightly larger patties, these can be served as a side dish with grilled meat, otherwise these are wonderful appetizer, or a "little dish" as they'd call it.

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  • add   2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • add   1 tablespoon canola oil or other vegetable oil
  • add   3 garlic cloves
  • add   1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • add   1 small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • add   1 teaspoon black mustard seeds or yellow mustard seeds
  • add   1 serrano pepper or jalapeno pepper
  • add   1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • add   1 1/2 lbs boiling potatoes


  1. Drop into boiling water to cover:1 1/2 pounds boiling potatoes (6 to 8 potatoes).
  2. Cover and cook until tender, 25 to 30 minutes.Drain, remove the skins, and mash.Heat in a medium skillet over high heat:1 tablespoon canola or other vegetable oil.
  3. Add and stir-fry until they pop:1 teaspoon black or yellow mustard seeds.
  4. Add and stir-fry for 20 seconds more:3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced.
  5. Stir the garlic mixture into the mashed potatoes along with:1 small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup) 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, 1 serrano or jalapeno pepper, if desired, seeded and minced, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1 1/4 teaspoons salt.
  6. Shape the mixture into 1 1/2 inch patties and cook in batches, without crowding, in a lightly oiled skillet until lightly browned on both sides, 1 to 2 minutes each side.Serve at once.