These are a quick, delicious and attractive potato side dish. They go particularly well with a steak or chicken. This is the basic recipe but it can be tweaked by adding whatever herbs, cheese or seasonings that compliment your main dish. To make these extra special, fry them in that duck fat you have been saving for a special occasion in your freezer.
6 medium Yukon Gold or red potatoes
3 green onions, minced
2 tablespoons grated parmesan or Swiss cheese
salt & pepper to taste
bacon drippings, butter or vegetable oil for shallow frying
Precook the potatoes in the oven or microwave and set aside to cool. Can be done a day or two in advance and refrigerated till ready to use if desired.
In a bowl, mash the potatoes, skin included until roughly broken down. Add the minced green onions , cheese and salt & pepper to taste. Combine well, mashing everything together but leaving chunks using a large fork, wooden spoon or fingers. Shape into 4-6 patties depending on the size desired.
Preheat a non-stick pan with enough bacon fat or vegetable oil to coat the bottom of the pan to medium high. Place the patties in the oil and fry till golden brown and crusty on both sides. Serve hot.