I love this type of dish. You can make the mix, shape the patties, then freeze them on a tray; when frozen, bag up and they are there for use whenever you want them. So, lets see how they are made......
Caramelized Vegetable Patties
Mashed Potatoes - Plain with no added fat. (The caramelized vegetables are cooked in olive oil, so that will add sufficient fat to the patties).
You want a 50:50 cooked, potato/vegetable mix (It makes them really healthy and nutritious)!
Whatever Vegetable mix you like. (I used here: onions, garlic, leeks, and a little grated carrot).
Salt and plenty of white pepper.
Slice the onions and leeks finely.
Mash the garlic with a little salt. (Salt will release the garlic juices and make it easier to make into a paste - you get more flavor from the garlic when mashed, rather than chopped).
Grate the carrot.
Put a good slug of olive oil into the pan and add all of the prepared vegetables.
Put a lid on the pan and sweat the vegetables until soft.
Keep on cooking the vegetable mixture on a slightly raised heat.
Stir the vegetables frequently, and cook until they are sufficiently coloured. (You can add a little balsamic vinegar, or a teaspoon of sugar to speed up the process, but I don't like the 'false' sweetness this gives to the vegetables; I prefer the natural sweetness from the vegetables, by slowly cooking them).
Combine the vegetable mixture with the mashed potatoes.
Season well, especially with lots of white pepper!
Make into patties as big as you like.
Put a portion into the cleaned pan, with a little more olive oil to fry them in. Put a lid on to save splattering from the pan....it also aids caramelizing of the patties.
Turn them over when coloured sufficiently underneath.
(Sorry about this....I only took the one image and it would come out blurred)!
When both sides are caramelized equally, take them out and put onto your serving dish.
I topped mine with a fried egg; the yolk of my egg broke onto the pattie, mmmmmm!
You can use them in many ways: as the potato element in your brunch fry up, topped with crispy bacon, or any dish which requires a potato accompaniment. A really delicious potato dish, which 'sings' with flavor.
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