Lovely Cheesy Mashed Potato cakes that are soft from the inside, but golden and crispy from the outside!
The long awaited summer is finally here! And so is the long summer school vacation. There are lots of activities and outings planned for this season, be it: swimming, sunbathing, playing in the park, hiking, traveling, planning picnics and BBQs, meeting friends outside and discovering new places. But when it’s raining outside, there’s not much to do. Or is there? Well, we still need to keep our kids busy while staying indoors, knowing how the British summers are! And we miss the luxury of just getting them out and let them occupy themselves with less guidance and supervision needed by adults. So when it’s raining, we stay indoors. Would that mean we get more free time to do things we plan to do? With kids around, it’s never the case! On the contrary, when we stay indoors we need to plan things more carefully. We organise playdates, we paint, we play board games, we do pretend play. And yes, when I say “we” I do mean it. Parents and children do more things together while staying inside, simply to avoid any “catastrophic” situations which we could end up with if kids are left to spend time alone. So I just sit with them on the floor and we do different things together. But what about food?
After spending hours playing with kids, I end up having little time to prepare something to eat. Or shall I just order a take out? Would it be a healthy option to feed those little growing bodies with take away meals? Instead of ordering some pizzas I’d rather just cook something quick, healthy, nutritious and delicious and enjoy it all together. An excellent example on that is this recipe!
These warm, crispy cheesy mashed potato cakes can be prepared in no time, actually they’re ready in under 20 minutes! Simply boil a few Sainsbury’s British Gems Baby New Potatoes and mash them adding a pinch of salt and ground black pepper. Or use leftover mashed potato if you have any. Add an egg, some shredded cheddar cheese, chopped herbs and some garlic. I used chopped scallions and it tasted great. Mix all ingredients together then divide into a 100 gm portions. Roll each portion into a ball then gently flatten into a cake about a 1.5-inch-thick. Dredge each cake in corn starch and fry in vegetable oil until golden brown and crispy on both sides. Finally, transfer the cakes to a towel-lined plate and serve them warm. I would recommend serving these potato cakes while they’re still warm, but I’m always happy to eat them even if they’re already cold!
Sainsbury’s British Gems Baby New Potatoes are these lovely small potatoes. They come with a thin skin. They are sweet, creamy, smooth and have a slight nutty flavour! They’re our favourite kind of potatoes, and that’s what we usually buy!
They’re always great for potato dishes where the potatoes have to be smooth and creamy. For example, creamy baby potato stacks with garlic and herbs, mashed potatoes or even a creamy potato soup.
So grab a bag of the wonderful Sainsbury’s British Gems Baby New Potatoes next time you’re in Sainsbury’s, follow my recipe and you will end up with this light healthy and nutritious meal that everyone in the family will love!
These potato cakes can also be served with a teaspoon of sour cream and dill on each, which I find very refreshing. Bon appetite!
- 6 Sainsbury’s British Gems Baby New Potatoes
- one egg
- ½ cup cheddar cheese
- 2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
- salt to taste
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- corn starch
- Boil the Sainsbury’s British Gems Baby New Potatoes and mash them with a fork adding a pinch of salt and a bit of butter.
- Add one egg, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped herbs like scallions, one clove of garlic.
- Mix all ingredients together and then divide into mixture into 100 gm portions each.
- Roll each portion into a ball then flatten it into a cake of about a 1.5-inch-thick.
- Dredge each cake in corn starch and fry in vegetable oil until golden brown and crispy on both sides.
- Transfer the cakes to a towel-lined plate and serve hot.
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