Cornwall: Cornish Potato Cakes
This is a traditional Cornish recipe ("I'm half-Cornish", says the recipe's original poster).
- 4 medium potatoes
- a little milk
- 4 oz plain flour
- 2 oz margarine
- white pepper
Peel the potatoes, chop into 1" cubes, and boil until soft in lightly salted water. Drain potatoes, mash with a little milk and season with salt and white pepper. Leave to cool.
In a bowl, rub the margarine into the flour, until it looks like breadcrumbs. Add the (cool) mashed potatoes, and mix well.
With floury hands, form the mixture into patty shapes the size of burgers, and fry in a little butter in a frying pan, turning halfway through. Delicious served with a little butter on top.
(These can be frozen easily after forming into patty shapes. Flash freeze on trays, then gather up into bags later. Easy to make a lot in advance and then just pull out whenever you want a fryup.)
(makes about 8)