Aztec Potatoes

Add onions, hot peppers, pimiento, minced garlic or even peas and carrots to the dough to create interesting alternatives.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup masa harina or cornmeal
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1½ cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

Directions

  • Combine the masa harina with the warm water and mashed potatoes; mix well.
  • Beat the egg and add it to the potato mixture, along with the cheese and salt. Mix well and form into patties about ¾" thick.
  • Heat the vegetable oil to medium temperature in a large frying pan. Fry the patties until golden brown on both sides.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup masa harina or cornmeal
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1½ cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

Directions

  • Combine the masa harina with the warm water and mashed potatoes; mix well.
  • Beat the egg and add it to the potato mixture, along with the cheese and salt. Mix well and form into patties about ¾" thick.
  • Heat the vegetable oil to medium temperature in a large frying pan. Fry the patties until golden brown on both sides.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories130
Total Fat13g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol35mg
Sodium480mg
Total Carbohydrate17g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars0g
Protein5g