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Baked Mashed Potato Cakes


Makes 4 servings

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  • 1 3/4 lbs (800g) potatoes, peeled and rinsed (5-6 potatoes)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 cup pancetta (or ham, bacon…), diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons breadcrumbs


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Step 1

1. Cook potatoes in plenty of salted water until cooked through. Meanwhile gently fry onion until translucent and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, eggs, pancetta, onions, butter and chives. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the texture with a bit of milk if necessary.

3. Preheat your oven to 400°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

4. On the baking sheet, using a ring mold, sprinkle a layer of breadcrumbs, then scoop potato mixture to shape the cakes—about 1 1/2 inch thick. Press down slightly with the back of a spatula and finish with another thin layer of breadcrumbs. Remove the ring mold and repeat the process. 5. Bake in the oven at 400°F (190°C) for 10 minutes, or until golden and serve warm. Notes: You can add grated Parmesan cheese on top of the potato cakes.

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