Chanukah Recipe: Spicy Potato Patties

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Spicy Potato Patties

1-1/2 pounds potatoes
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup EACH chopped onion, coriander, tomatoes, cashews
2 tablespoons EACH chopped green, red bell peppers
1 teaspoon EACH salt, curry powder, minced ginger, jalapeno
Olive oil for frying
Cucumber Raita

Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender. Cool under cold running water. Peel when cool enough to handle. In mixing bowl, mash with fork or masher. Blend in egg, flour, and baking powder. Add onion, coriander, tomatoes, cashews, peppers, salt, curry, ginger, and chile. Mix well.

Shape into 8 balls; form into patties in one layer on a platter. Cover and refrigerate until ready to fry. In large non-stick skillet, heat enough oil to cover bottom of pan over medium heat. Cook two at a time, until crisp and golden brown on one side, about 2 minutes. Turn and cook on other side, adding oil as needed. Remove to platter and keep warm in 200° oven until all patties are fried. Serve with Cucumber Raita. Makes 8 servings.