BAKED MASHED POTATO CAKES
1 3/4 lbs (800g) potatoes, peeled and rinsed (5-6 potatoes)
2 Tbsp. onion, finely chopped
Salt and fresh cracked pepper
1 C. pancetta (or ham, bacon…), diced
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. milk
2 Tbsp. chives, chopped
4 Tbsp. breadcrumbs
HOW TO MAKE:
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.
3-Season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the texture with a bit of milk if necessary.
4-Preheat your oven to 400°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
5-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.
6-Press down slightly with the back of a spatula and finish with another thin layer of breadcrumbs.
7-Remove the ring mold and repeat the process. 5.
8-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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