Thursday, 23 February 2012

Recipe: Potato cakes with creamy cheese and crispy bacon topping ...




 We eat potatoes in some form or other on a daily basis in this house! Usually it is either mashed,chipped or roasted I serve with dinner, but for a change, I am sharing this recipe for home made potato cakes fried on the pan, and covered with a rich creamy cheese sauce...



To Make Potato Cakes...

Boil about 10 medium floury potatoes for 20 minutes until soft. Mash adding pepper and salt and set aside.Whisk an egg and add it to 125g of plain flour. Combine this with the mashed potatoes and mix to form a soft dough.Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into four and roll each piece into about four sausage shapes and cut each one into 4cm rounds...




Flatten these rounds into a patty style on a floured baking sheet and press down with a fork to shape. Heat some olive oil on a pan and fry the cakes on each side until a golden brown.



Keep turning them at regular intervals to prevent burning them too much on one side They should take approx 10 mins to cook ...



Remove from pan and keep warm until sauce and bacon is ready. For this just add grated cheese to a flour and cream mixture or alternatively buy a ready made white sauce. Stir until thickened. Grill some bacon slices until cooked and crispy. Drain on kitchen towel and chop into small pieces.







Arrange potato cakes on a plate, cover with  the creamy cheese sauce and top with crispy bacon pieces. Add some fresh rocket to serve...






These little potato cakes are very similar to the traditional Irish Boxty which has the added ingredient of grated raw potato as well as the mashed variety. Alternatively serve for brunch with fried eggs, tomato and bacon. Hope you enjoy!!
Anne xx

30 comments:

  1. Yum! My hubby would love these (my mil grew up on a potato farm in MI, so he is all about the potatoes).

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    1. A nice change from mashing or roasting!

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  2. Can you please do a blog post on how you stay so slender while still making this delectable dishes????
    My stomach is growling and I am smiling because potato pancakes have always been a staple for this Irish family!!! You've brought back many fond memories!

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    1. Lucky genes I think Eleanor! My luck might run out some day!!

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  3. never saw potatoes this way before. yum!!

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  4. You sold me at bacon! anything with bacon in it I LOVE =) Thanks for sharing sweetie!

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  5. I love bacon, I´m sure this is great! :-)

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  6. These Look Divine.. I am putting this into the menu for Lunch on a weekend. Or a lazy dinner :)

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  7. Exactly! Lots of ways to use them!

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  8. I love bacon so much, it's delicious. Looks so great.

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  9. OHMY! These look delicious and I think I'm going to try these this weekend! I think you must be a wonderful cook! Thanks for posting the recipe!

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  10. I am at work and I am so hungry! It looks so yummy!! Thank you for sharing, Anne! I am gonna make it for sure!!

    Kisses

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  11. you always make the best food!!

    I love your new corner lamp from yesterday. I love how a lamp can change the whole look of a room!

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    1. Just the thing for a dark corner!

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  12. Oh yum! They look delish! We have potato pankakes in Sweden too, but they are nothing like this. Must try!

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  13. My God! These look amazing! Gonna raid the fridge right now x

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  14. Gosh these look wonderful - you are a fabulous cook and of course bacon always makes everything better

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  15. Hello new follower here - love your blog and I could literally eat these now!!!

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  16. Hi Anne,

    I make something like those and they are called Mock whitebait fritters with grated raw potato and cheese and they are so good for lunch in the weekend.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe, they look so good and will try them.

    Enjoy the rest of the week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  17. Anne, this is right up my alley! I love potato anything. Thanks for the recipe.
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  18. that looks so delicious! would love to give it a try.

    xo

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  19. These look amazing! My mouth is watering just looking at them!

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  20. That sounds so good! They look delicious!

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  21. Oh it looks so yummy! I love it :)

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