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Potato & Parmesan Cakes – GCC Menu#16

Out of the three choices we had for the Gutsy Cooks Club menu #16, the Potato & Parmesan Cakes were the most appealing.

Okay…that’s a lie.

The Profiteroles were also appealing, but lack of time (and a bit of laziness & intimidation) got the best of us :-).

The Potato & Parmesan Cakes were simple enough to make, but a bit on the bland side as far as ingredients went, so after boiling and mashing (I don’t own a potato ricer) the potatoes, I elected to add a few of the following extras: 

  • Onion & garlic (finely chopped)
  • Fresh parsley & oregano
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Virgin olive oil

After mixing the potatoes, parmesan, egg yolk, salt and pepper and above mentioned additions, I made little cakes and placed them on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Baked at 450° until they had this beautiful golden brown color, approximately 25 minutes.

Sam and I thought they were really tasty!

We liked the crispness without having to fry them and adding the red pepper flakes offered a nice little kick.  We also like the diversity of these potato cakes and how they can be used as a backdrop to a whole range of ingredients. 

Ladies and Gentlemen…this concludes this week’s Edible Adventure. 

“Pray for peace and grace and spiritual food, For wisdom and guidance, for all these are good, but don’t forget the potatoes.”  John Tyler Pettee, ‘Prayer and Potatoes’

  1. 01/18/2011 at 6:28 pm

    These look sooo delicious. I have to try these potato parmesan cakes. Very nice post and I love the step by step instruction with photos.

  2. 01/18/2011 at 3:50 pm

    oh oh.. Cyn.. you need to make the cream puff, I’m telling you they are not as hard as they may sound! in fact I have a quick video on my post.. click it and see how fast they are made. And are they GOOD!! YUM! BE GUTSY CHICA.. no excuse … chop! chop!

    • 01/18/2011 at 4:08 pm

      Girl, I knew you wouldn’t let me slide on the intimidation comment, LOL. Okay, I will check out your video and give it a try this weekend. Thanks for the push (I need it sometimes). OX

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