Mashed Potato and Mushroom Patties (Serves 4) Made with simple ingredients, these patties are delicious as an entrée or as a side dish. You can personalize the recipe by adding your favorite herbs or spices.
INGREDIENTS • • • • • • • •
2 tablespoons butter or oil 1 medium onion, minced 1 cup mushrooms, chopped 2 cups potatoes, cooked and mashed, still warm 1 egg ¼ teaspoon salt 2 cups fine breadcrumbs, dried 3–4 tablespoons additional oil for frying
PREPARATION 1. 2. 3. 4.
In a small skillet melt the butter or oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté for 4 minutes or until soft. Add the mushrooms; sauté for 3 minutes. In a medium bowl, combine the sautéed onions and mushrooms with the mashed potatoes, egg, and salt. 5. With your hands, shape the mixture into small, round patties. (Use about 3 tablespoons per patty.) The patties will be soft. 6. Roll the patties in the breadcrumbs. 7. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the patties and fry about 5 minutes or until patties are golden and crisp. Then turn patties over to cook the other side. (Do not let the edges of the patties touch each other in the pan; they will be easier to turn.)
The patties are delicious just as they are, but they can also be served with gravy or tomato sauce.