Switching things up here, just for a second! I do a tonnn of cooking, especially lately, and I thought maybe I should start sharing some of my favorite recipes! Today I’ll be introducing some Irish Potato Cakes. They are so good, I swear.
- 5 cups of mashed potatoes (or whatever you may have left over)
- 2 leeks
- 2 large parsnips
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup of wheat flour
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- 2 tbs vegetable oil
- ground Himalayan salt
- 1 green onion (for garnish, optional)
- Prepare you leeks by washing, and cutting off the root. Slice down the middle of the leek, lengthwise, and then slice horizontally into thin strips. Place in a large bowl when done.
- Peel parsnips, and grate into the large bowl.
- Add your mashed potatoes, egg, and wheat flour, and panko bread crumbs into the bowl, and mix until everything is well combined. The mixture will be wet, but easy to form.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan on medium heat. Slightly wet your hands and form the mixture into patties (about 3 inches in diameter and 1/4 inch thick). Place into the hot oil and fry on either side until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. (Don’t worry, if they go slightly darker, it adds a nice flavor!). You can always make the patties larger or smaller, entirely up to you.
- Plate and sprinkle with Himalayan Salt and green onions, to taste.
Recipe yields about 25 cakes.