Potato Patties – Tortas de Papa

 

 

Ingredients:

2 medium russet potatoes

3/4 cup shredded mozzarella or any type white cheese

3 tbsp. chopped, green onion, optional

3 eggs, yolks and whites separated

2 cups water

olive or vegetable oil for frying

salt, pepper to taste

– Scrub, peel, and cube potatoes. In a small pot, boil potatoes in water until soft.

– Add cheese, onions, salt and pepper to taste.  Mix and press with potato masher.

– Make golf ball-sized portions out of mashed potato mixture and press between your pals making an oval-shaped patty

– In a clean bowl, beat egg whites until they begin to fluff. Add yolks and continue to beat on high until obtaining a frothy mixture ( mixture does not need to form stiff peaks as long as it is frothy and thick)

– Heat oil in large frying pan

Dip potato patties into batter and coat evenly

– Place them in hot pan and fry both sides until golden brown. About 1 min. each side

Sauce:

1 8 oz. can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

5 tbsp mayonnaise

salt, pepper to taste

– Blend all ingredients until sauce is thick and smooth

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