Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Potato Kofte

(Patates Köftesi)

Potato Pate
2 medium white potatoes, boiled, peeled and grated
1 or 2 slices insides of Turkish bread, crumbled
1 small onion, sliced
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 pinch red pepper
1 pinch Cheyenne pepper
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 egg white
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1 pinch black pepper

For frying:
1 egg yolk + 1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sunflower oil

First, caramelize the onion with a few drops of olive oil in a small pan. Then add the garlic and saute for a few minutes, but be careful not to burn the garlic.

Place these (onion, garlic) and the other ingredients in a large bowl. Mix them with your hands. Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Pour the oil into a large frying pan and heat it up. Meanwhile, take a ball of the potato mixture, and give it a long, slightly flat shape as seen in the picture. First roll it in the flour, then soak in the egg mixture. Repeat for the remaining potato mixture and fry all the pates on both sides until golden brown. Place them on the paper towel to soak up the extra oil.

Serve Potato Pate with any chicken, beef or fish dish with Carrot Salad on the side.

* This is a vegetarian dish.



At 9:21 AM, Blogger Age35 said...

It looks delicious..I ll try as soon as possible...

At 2:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your recipes - I always check for updates here! I just made the Potato Pate and I'm eating them now! Very yummy :-) I ran out of white cheese, so I added some dil cheese - it was nice

At 5:20 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Amy,
I'm glad you tried and liked it. And I'm
sure any kind of cheese you have around would be good:)

At 4:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

I have lived in the US now more tahn 30 years and many potlucks I've taken this dish to & served it as an appetizer in so many dinner parties but when I make it, I alwasy use sharp raw milk cheddar cheese which adds a tangy, savory finish to thisdelicatepate. Who would ahve thought lowly potatoe could tasteso good?

Gulacti B...

At 8:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long shall I boil the potatoes for?

At 9:50 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Cook until the potatoes are tender.

At 5:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is great idea with this fried mashed potatoes Im very pleased I found it!however seems difficult...I will try and tell about the results.Thx!

At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

in Poland we divide this potato mixture into smaller size and cook in water:)


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