Meal Ideas

Potato Patty Perfection!

When I was a kid, my mom used to make potato patties on the regular. These little pillows were a mix of my favorite things-soft, fluffy potatoes and cheesy goodness-fried to perfection. I’ve tried to veganize these in the past but failed-miserably. Thanks to the VeganEgg by Follow Your Heart, I was able to enjoy these once again!

Look at that golden potato goodness!

If you want to try these at home, here’s how you do it:

You’ll need…

5-6 Yukon gold potatoes (this will yield about 14 patties depending on size)

FYH’s VeganEgg-prepare the equivalent of  HALF of one vegan egg prepared with water.

1/2c or so of your fave vegan cheese. I used Daiya‘s mozzarella cheese.

Salt and Pepper

Flour for dredging+1 teaspoon

Cast Iron pan

Saucepan

Potato Masher

Oil for frying

Toppings-Sour cream and fresh Pico de Gallo salsa!

And here’s how you do it:

  1. Chop potatoes into cubes and add to saucepan. Boil until cooked through. Drain and set aside until potatoes are cooled.
  2. Once potatoes are cooled, mash potatoes until creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Heat frying pan and oil over medium heat. Oil should be about an inch deep.
  4. While oil is heating, add cheese to potatoes and 1 tsp of flour to potatoes. Mix well.
  5. Add vegan egg and stir until combined well. The potato dough should stick together well enough to form potato balls (about golf ball size)
  6. GENTLY flatten the potato balls. Don’t make them too thin, you’ll want them to puffy little pillows. If you make them too thin, they’ll fall apart.
  7. Just before adding patties to hot oil, dredge them in flour on both sides. You want to get a nice coating on them!
  8. Fry until brown on one side. While cooking, you can use a spoon to put some of the oil on the exposed size of the patty. Flip carefully and cook on the other side. You’ll want a nice dark brown on them.
  9. Place cooked patties on paper towel lined dish and repeat until all patties are cooked.
  10. Serve immediately with your fave toppings. Rice is also a great side dish for these!

Give it a try and let me know what you think!