tortitas de papa/Potato Cakes

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7Ingredients
460Calories
50Minutes

These Potato Cakes, or tortitas de papa, are a perfect side dish to any dinner. While they may take 50 minutes to prepare, they are easy to make and will provide a hearty, cheesy, and tasty side dish any day of the week that the family will love. So stop by the grocery store on your way home and prepare this dish that whisks away the stress of the day.

Ingredients

  • 1 potato (medium)
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons cheese (shredded)
  • 3 tablespoons parsley (chopped)
  • 1 egg
  • ground black pepper
  • olive oil

Directions

  1. Boil the potato with several pinches of salt. Once the potato softens, about 20 minutes, remove it from the pot and set it aside to cool.
  2. Peel the potato and cut it into thick pieces.
  3. Mash the potato and add the cheese, parsley, egg, and salt and black pepper to taste. Mix well.
  4. Heat a skillet on medium heat. Add a small amount of olive oil.
  5. Make small, round bundles of the potato mix and set them on the pan to cook. Make sure that each side cooks for about 5 minutes. Serve warm.
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NutritionView more

460Calories
Sodium40%DV950mg
Fat46%DV30g
Protein29%DV15g
Carbs12%DV35g
Fiber20%DV5g

PER SERVING *

Calories460Calories from Fat270
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat30g46%
Saturated Fat7g35%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol225mg75%
Sodium950mg40%
Potassium1010mg29%
Protein15g29%
Calories from Fat270
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate35g12%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Sugars3g6%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

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Tonya M. 3 Jun 2015
These are just like Southern potato pancakes that my mama used to make. We had a frugal family that didn't like waste, so we used a trick for this dish. The leftover mashed potatoes from supper were what we used to make them. Reheated mashed potatoes don't taste very good, but we hated to throw them away. By making them in this dish, they taste fresh again. Sweet potatoes taste really good like this too. Just don't use any that have been sweetened. Keep them without any sugar added.