Thursday, April 16, 2009

Beef & Potato Cakes

Servings: makes 12 cakes

  • Potato - 3 lrg, boiled and mashed
  • Minced Beef - 1 lb (450 gm)
  • Onion - 1 med, finely chopped
  • Green Chilies - 2. finely chopped
  • Parsley - 1/2 cup, chopped
  • Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Ginger paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Egg - 1- 2, beaten with a pinch of salt & black pepper
  • 1. Peel and boil the potatoes and mash them until smooth. However, make sure it is not too moist. If so, then put it in the microwave, uncovered and cook for 2-3 min on high, this will remove any excess moisture and create a fluffy mashed potato. Set aside to cool down.
  • 2. In a pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil, add the minced beef, onions, garlic, ginger, salt and the chili powder. Saute on high heat for about 5-10 min, until the meat has changed colour to brown and crisped a bit. Remove and let it cool. If it seems too fatty, then use a paper towel to absorb any excess fat from the cooked beef.
  • 3. Once the meat and potato has cooled down, mix them together with the chopped green chilies and parsley. Form into oval shaped patties. The recipe yields about 12 patties. However, you can make more or less depending on the size you choose.
  • 4. In a flat non-stick pan, heat oil for deep frying on med heat. Dip the cakes in to the beaten egg mixture and fry them till golden brown. Drain them on a paper towel off any oil.
  • 5. Serve immediately with your choice of sauce or dip or even as it is.
* I also like to use this cakes in a sandwich. Just use simple sandwich bread, nicely toasted, a slice of lettuce, a layer of the beef & potato cake topped with just ketchup. Yum!


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