Saturday, 1 August 2015

Potato Patties - and Then Some

By some miracle my camera decided to let me upload photos to the laptop today - hooray! I cannot for the life of me understand what has all of a sudden changed after eight years of successful uploading, the camera is working just fine despite its old age, which is good.

Finally I can share another recipe with you!

Because... It't not that I stopped cooking, not at all - back in business for now, thankfully.

Potato Patties
(Makes 5-6)

2 large potatoes, small dice
2 tbsp olive oil
4 spring onions, or 1/2 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
Fresh (a small bunch, chopped) or dry chives (1 tsp)
A handful basil leaves torn (or a good sprinkle dry basil)
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Vegetarian sausages to serve, or simply some sweet chilli sauce!

- Boil up water, and wash and dice the potatoes. Boil for about 10-15 minutes until tender.

- In the meantime, heat 1 tbsp oil in pan and soften onion and garlic for about five minutes. Take off the heat and swirl in the herbs.

- Once the potatoes are done, drain off the water and mash. Swirl through the onion mix along with salt, pepper and the parmesan.

- Shape into patties with your hands, and fry on medium heat for 3-5 minutes before each flip, until golden, a little firmer and quite crisp.

Serve with sweet chilli sauce for dipping, or as a side for a main meal! Simple as chips (if not even simpler...)

OH - and the other week... I discovered how spicy chipotle chillies are, and I might also have taken part in a bet (thanks flat mate!)

Yes, I ate it with cutlery ( disguise the fact that I was eating chipotle chillies and not some lovely falafels or garlic roat mushrooms, perhaps?), and yes - the rest of that coconut milk was gone afterwards. I almost felt like Adam in Man VS Food, except I am nowhere near as brave as that man...

Today I was working sadly, but yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing a friend's band playing in a local venue in town - being back to gigging is fantastic, and here in Glasgow there is always something on! Now... I need to recuperate, forming sentences after a Saturday in work is much much needed... Tomorrow however, I'll go venturing out and making the most of the day! Have you gotten up to much? Hopefully not consumed spicy chillies for fun...

Original source:
Low-Fat Meals in Minutes, p. 54

- Jules


  1. Wow you are braver than I am! I would not be able to eat a chile like that, even for a dare.. lol... :P The potato patties sound tasty too!

    1. Haha, thanks June! Seriously though, I felt like one of the guys from Jackass (although I would have seemed pathetic in comparison, ha!).
      The potato patties were really nice! Maybe you'll get around to trying them :) x

  2. Så fint du er tilbake Julie! Kjipt når ikke det tekniske virker..
    Dette ser jo nydelig ut da. Potet er så anvennelig og så godt. Faktisk er de en av de få tingene jeg har lyst på av varm mat :)

    1. Hei og takk for det, snille :)
      Heheh ja, kokte poteter og potetmos er så godt! Og disse var en ny måte og servere potetene på også, og pølsene er veganske :) God søndag! x

  3. Haha, I love chipotle chilies. It's true. They are pretty spicy. But you sound super fancy eating them with cutlery :p
    These potato patties look amazing! I WILL be making this when I get back to Toronto :)

    1. Hey girl!
      You do love the spicy! I will be making your jalapeno popper sammich with cheese one of these days, buuuut with green peppers instead :P Got some gorgeous smoked cheese to go with it as well, score! :D
      Thanks for your lovely comment, I hope you like em! Different from boiled potatoes, fries or mash :) x