- Yellow potatoes 1 kg
- Grated caciocavallo cheese 120 grams
- Eggs 3 • 130 kcal
- Breadcrumbs 100 grams
- Parsley 1 sprig
- Garlic 1 clove
- Extra virgin olive oil as much as is needed
- Salt as much as is needed • 1 kcal
- Pepper as much as is needed
Potato patties are a really tasty and irresistible appetizer. Made with a mixture of potatoes, eggs and aged caciocavallo cheese, they are shaped into oval balls, lightly crushed, and then fried in boiling oil. They can be prepared with just a few simple ingredients, easily available in the pantry, and they are very simple to prepare. Ideal to serve as an appetizer or finger food during a summer dinner, accompanied by a fresh yogurt sauce if you like, they can also be served as a vegetarian second course or a nice and tasty side dish. So let’s see how to prepare potato patties in the best way.
How to prepare potato patties
Wash the potatoes and boil them in boiling salted water until they will become soft; it will take about 40 minutes (1).
Meanwhile, finely chop the parsley and garlic, deprived of the internal part (2).
Once the potatoes are cooked, drain them, peel them still hot and mash them with the help of a potato masher or a fork in a bowl (3).
Add the grated caciocavallo cheese, the chopped parsley and garlic (4), the eggs and a pinch of salt and pepper and mix well.
Incorporate the breadcrumbs and work again until you will have obtained a soft but compact and not too sticky dough (5). Cover with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.
After the resting time, take the dough out of the refrigerator and form slightly oval-shaped balls and squeeze them with oiled hands (6).
Heat plenty of oil in a large pan, dip a few patties at a time and fry them on both sides until they are golden brown (7). Drain them and let them dry on kitchen paper towels.
Transfer the potato patties to a serving dish and serve hot (8).
To fully enjoy their flavors and compactness, it is preferable to serve these potato patties freshly made and very hot. If there are any left over, preserve them in the refrigerator for 2-3 days closed in a special airtight container or wrapped in plastic film. Alternatively, they can also be frozen and then fried in hot oil.