I had actually forgotten that I’d started this post a few months ago, but I made these again yesterday for my toddler and they were devoured in seconds, so I thought it was worth posting the recipe.
Leftover Mash and Pea Fritters
A great way to use up leftover mash. A rough recipe that can be amended as needed
- 1 tsp oil
- 200g Leftover mashed potato
- 1/4 cup frozen peas
- 1/4 block of Applewood smoked cheese (grated)
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Add the peas into a jug with a little water and defrost in microwave for a few minutes
- Add the mash, peas, grated cheese, salt and pepper into a large bowl and combine well
- Heat oil in a large, flat pan for a minute of two until hot
- With wet hands, scoop out a small handful of the mixture and flatten into a patty shape
- Repeat this and place as many as you can fit into the pan (usually 4 – 5 fritters)
- Reduce the pan to a medium – high heat and cook the fritters for 5-10 minutes each side.
- Flip and cook the other sides. Repeat if needed.
The Applewood cheese is a total game changer for me. I love the flavour and I rate it’s melt-ability as a 10/10. Because it’s so melty it works in the recipe as a binding agent, holding everything together, it adds a lovely cheesy flavour and browns off nicely too.