I don’t know about you but I have a lot of potatoes that are just at the brink of not being good for eating anymore. So we have been scrambling about here to try to use them up asap!
A lot have gone into Baked Potato Soup since out weather is still cool and wet. The morning after we are likely to use some of the leftover baked potatoes for potato patties…one of our all time favorite things!
The trick to these is to use a potato that has not been over cooked since you are going to grate them. You can use baked, boiled or steamed. Just make sure they are fairly firm and have been refrigerated…it is much harder to grate a warm potato!
6 to 8 medium russet type potatoes, cooked, cooled, peeled (if you want) and grated
1/2 sweet onion grated
2 to 3 cloves finely minced garlic
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Optional herbs alone or in combination to taste…
Another option is adding freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
Mix all the ingredients together. Using about 1/2 cup of the mixture for each, form into patties. Place in frying pan and press with spatula to form. Fry in hot oil or butter until nicely browned, flipping once. Keep patties in warm oven until they are all fried and ready to serve.
So if you have left over cooked potatoes this is an simple way to please your whole family…these are seriously good!