2 Snacks for Potato Lovers

Potatoes? What do I say about them? If you have boiled potatoes in your refrigerator, you will be able to make many snacks with them.

Potatoes are cheap and they are easily available throughout the year. When you talk about a snack from potatoes, french fries will automatically come to your mind. You can create many snacks from potatoes. So for potato lovers, here are 2 simple and easy snacks that you can prepare at home without much effort.

Snack No 1 – Potato Patties

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Ingredients

4 boiled potatoes

4 slices bread, preferably white bread (grind in the dry grind blender)

2 tablespoon chopped onion

2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

1 teaspoon heaped cumin seeds

½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder

1 teaspoon chilli powder                                               

1 teaspoon salt                                        

1 ½  cup oil to fry

Method

1.  In a bowl, mash 4 potatoes with a masher or grater.

2.  Now add 4 the bread slices that have been breadcrumbed into the mashed potatoes.

3.  Add chopped onion, coriander leaves, cumin seeds, cumin powder, chilli powder, and salt lastly.

4.  Mix the mixture evenly with your hands to form a dough.

5.  Apply a little oil on your palm, take about 2 tablespoons of the dough and shape it in a circle or round shape.

6.  Once the patties are completed, heat up the wok and add oil to deep fry the potato patties. Note that only 3 pieces should be fried at a time on medium heat.

7.  Continue frying until the dough finishes. You will get around 12 patties. Done.

8.  Enjoy the patties with chilli sauce or with green chutney!

Snack No 2 – Egg and Potato Cutlets

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Ingredients

6 boiled eggs

4 boiled potatoes

4 slices bread, preferably white bread (grind in the dry grind blender)

2 tablespoon chopped onion

2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoon mayonnaise

1 teaspoon heaped cumin seeds

½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder

1 teaspoon chilli flakes

1 teaspoon garlic powder                                              

1 teaspoon salt                                        

1 ½  cup oil to fry

Method

1.  In a bowl, mash 4 potatoes and keep aside.

2.  Now add 4 the bread slices that have been breadcrumbed into the mashed potatoes.

3.  Add chopped onion, coriander leaves, mayonnaise, cumin seeds, cumin powder, chilli flakes, and salt lastly.

4.  Mix the mixture evenly with your hands to form a dough.

5.  Apply a little oil on your palm, take about 3 tablespoons of the dough and shape it in a circle shape.

6. Now place 1 boil egg in the centre and close it with the potato mixture.  Make sure that you close it well and give it an oblong shape.

7.  Once the cutlets are completed, heat up the wok and add oil to deep fry the potato cutlets.  Fry 2 cutlets at a time on medium heat.

8.  Continue frying until all the cutlets finish. You will get around 6 cutlets. Cut the cutlets into halves. Done.

9.  Serve the egg and potato cutlets with mayonnaise, tomato, or chilli sauce!

Final thoughts

You can make many snacks with potatoes. It’s all up to your creativity. A piece of advice here, always add fresh bread crumbs, dried bread crumbs, or cornflour into a potato mixture. This will give a good binding to it and this will avoid it from breaking when frying. Heat the oil on high heat first and then reduce it to medium. 

You can serve the above 2 snacks for parties, pot-luck, birthday,s or when you have a get-together. Happy trying!


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