Savoury potato cake.
A basic recipe of potato cake I have found in a old Bengali cookbook of Bela Dey .
I bought this book from Kolkata a long time ago. That was my first Kolkata visit after marriage. And I wanted to learn some fish dishes. In Bengali family fish is a staple food. And that time I have no idea about cooking fish
So I have to search for some authentic recipes. Bought this book with lots of other books from my favourite place in Kolkata College Street book market. A must visit for book lovers.
This book is a collection of many Indian and continental recipes. And my culinary journey started with this lovely book.
When my fellow bloggers decided to make something from cookbook , this old book comes in my mind first. Yes, its too old, over 30 years but the recipes are all time favourite.
This post is going to be a part of 80th #Foodiemonday bloghop #cookbook theme. Its difficult to select one recipe from such a vast collection.
I am sharing a basic recipe of potato cake. The recipe need only potatoes, refined flour/maida, salt, milk and butter.
I have added some cilantro, black pepper and oregano for flavour. You can use 2 – 3 eggs, boiled minced mutton or chicken, fried onions, garlic powder, green onions or cheese in it. Add spices of your choice. Italian herb or Indian spices everything will go well with this. You can sprinkle cheese on the top.
Potato – 4
Refined flour/maida – 2 tablespoon
Butter – 1 tablespoon
Milk – 2 – 3 tablespoon
Cilantro – 2 tablespoon chopped
Salt and black pepper to taste
Oregano – 1/2 teaspoon optional
Oil for greasing
Breadcrumbs to sprinkle
Boil the potatoes in enough salted water.
Peel and mash well. You can grate it too.
Add salt, black pepper, melted butter, oregano and refined flour/maida. Mix well and add milk to make a smooth lump free dough.
You can use green onions, 2 – 3 eggs, boiled minced meat, cheese, fried onions, garlic powder and any spices of your choice. Whether its Italian herbs or Indian spices. Make as per your taste and enjoy.
You can make it on pan too. For pan frying, grease a nonstick pan. Place a round mould on it. I have made some in this way and used round cookie cutter.
Now sprinkle little breadcrumbs. Fill the mould with potato mixture. Press and flatten top with a spoon.
Remove the mould gently and make all the cakes in this way. Let it cook on medium flame. Flip and cook the other side too.
Or line with parchment paper or grease a baking tray. And make the cakes with the help of a mould just like mentioned the process for pan. Sprinkle breadcrumbs and butter or oil over it. Shallow fry or bake in preheated oven at 200° for 10 – 15 minutes or until the colour becomes brown.
I have used muffins pan to make it. Some on tray and rest in muffin pan.
Preheat the oven at 200°. Grease the muffin moulds with butter or oil. Sprinkle little breadcrumbs. Pour potato mixture in the muffin moulds. Press and flatten the top with a spoon. Sprinkle breadcrumbs and butter or oil over it. You can sprinkle shredded cheese too.
Bake at 200° for 10 – 15 minutes or until the colour becomes brown.
Serve hot with any sauce.
Happy baking 🙂