GREEK POLPETES OR POTATO PANCAKES
Another part of the World, another potato pancake. All good, and all different.
Probably the Mother recipe for Israeli "Latkes" or European potato pancakes.
RECIPE PRINTED FROM: THEGUTSYGOURMET.NET©
✹INGREDIENTS: Serves 8
4 Russet, Oregon or Idaho potatoes, peeled (can also use leftover mashed potatoes)
salt ( Use sparingly as Feta cheese, also an ingredient, is quite salty)
fresh ground black pepper
⅔ cup feta cheese
2 − 3 scallions, green and white parts, sliced thinly
2 tablespoons red onion, diced well
2 tablespoons fresh dill weed, minced
1 tablespoon fresh mint, minced
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
all purpose flour for dredging
olive oil (for frying)
1 . In large pot, boil the potatoes until soft. Do not salt the water until ready to mash the potatoes with the other ingredients.
2. While still warm, mash the potatoes with the feta cheese, green onion, red onion, dill, mint, egg, lemon juice, salt and pepper.**SEE COOKS NOTE**
Refrigerate potato mixture until ready to fry. The mixture will firm up in the refrigerator and make it simpler to handle.
3. Divide the potato mixture into golf ball size, approximately 2 inches in diameter. NOTE: This mixture can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated
until ready to cook.
4. With the palm of your hand, flatten the balls slightly and dredge in flour.
5. Drizzle a little lemon juice on top of the cakes, Serve warm.
1. Taste before adding salt. Feta cheese is salty in and of itself. Place the potato mixture in the refrigerator to firm up. Refrigerate potato mixture
until ready to fry.
NOTE: THE VIDEO BELOW IS A MOROCCAN RECIPE "MAAKOUDA BATATA", VERY SIMILAR TO THE ABOVE RECIPE, GREEK POLPETES,AND MIGHT BE OF HELP TO YOU FOR THIS GREEK RECIPE..
U-TUBE VIDEO - HOW TO MAKE MAAKOUDA BATATA
THE RECIPE PORTRAYED IN THE VIDEO CAN BE FOUND ON THE AFRICAN PAGES OF THE GUTSY GOURMET.
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