Mediterranean, Patties and burgers

Potato cakes with goat cheese and chilli

This is a very flavorful version of potato cakes. They have spiciness of chilli and delicious flavors of goat cheese and garlic. They go very well together with crispy leaf salad with fried walnuts. (The recipe is inspired by a recipe from the magazine Buffé from 2011.)

Serves 5

800 g potatoes, cut into smaller pieces (preferably with skin on)
2 green chillies, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
150 g fresh goat cheese, crumbled
30 g parsley, chopped
2 eggs
1 tsp herb salt
1 pinch of ground black pepper
140 g mixed leaf salad
2 dl walnuts
Olive oil and crema di balsamico to drizzle over the salad
Oil for frying

Boil the potatoes until soft. Then mix them with a hand blender to a smooth mash. Let cool for at least 10 minutes. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the walnuts until golden brown. Mix the leaf salad with the walnuts. Stir eggs into the mashed potato when it has cooled. Then mix in chilli, garlic, goat cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Shape the potato mixture into patties and fry until they are browned on both sides. Serve them with walnut salad with olive oil and crema di balsamico curled over.

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