Cheese and Onion Potato Cakes
I’ve been on a bit of a potato hype recently thanks to the gigantic bag of potatoes I bought. I was really fancying that cheese and onion flavour combination but without the high fat content so I came up with feta and red onion flavoured potato cakes. This recipe makes 4 potato cakes or roughly 2 servings.
First, peel and boil 200g of potato. I find recipes that involve baking potatoes into patties work so much better with cooled potatoes, so it's great if you can boil these up ahead of time but if not, it's not the end of the world. They will just take longer to firm up in the oven.
Whilst your potatoes are cooling mash up 100g of feta cheese into a bowl. Goats cheese also works well and if you want it extra cheesy then you can up the recipe to 150g. Finely chop half a red onion and add it to the cheese along with 1 teaspoon of dried thyme. Once your potatoes are cooled add them to the bowl and mash it all together with a fork.
Once your ingredients reach a sticky mashed up consistency, scoop them into four balls or lumps and transfer them to a lined baking tray. Use a spoon or your hands to flatten them and tidy up the edges so you don’t end up with any burnt bits and bake for approximately 45-60 minutes turning half way. I’ve found these potato based patty recipes can vary greatly on cooking times depending on the moisture content of the potato which is why using cooled potatoes helps, they lack steam and have dried off slightly. Ideally you want to flip them when the top is firm and crispy then continue cooking until the potato cakes are firm enough to be picked up with your fingers.
Serve with salad or veggies.
120kcal per potato cake
½ Red Onion
1 teaspoon Thyme
1. Peel and boil potato
2. Whilst boiled potato is cooling, mash feta and thyme into a bowl
3. Finely chop red onion and add it to your bowl
4. Add cooled potato and mash with a fork until the mixture sticks together.
5. Form into 4 patties and bake for 45-60 minutes turning half way or when top of patties feels firm.
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