My hunger for these little beauties overtook my photography patience here, and having tasted them I’m glad it did (sorry). A luscious and quick way to use up leftover mashed potato. You MUST try these if you’re a fan of goat’s cheese – they’re so so good 🙂 I used a little packet of crumbly goats cheese, which I think will work better than the cylindrical shaped goats cheese with the rind, as the crumbly stuff is easier to mould into the potato, and I have a feeling it will stay within the patty better and not leak out into the pan. But feel free to experiment – I bet some stilton in the centre would be pretty yummy too.
Potato and Goats Cheese Patties
125g soft goats cheese
splash olive oil
About 2 servings of leftover mashed potato (I would say that’s about 5 smallish potatoes per serving if you’re making these from scratch- but entirely up to your appetite / greed)
- Cut the goats cheese into 4 pieces, and separate the mash into 4 sections. Using your hands, mould each lump of mash around each piece of goats cheese and form a rough patty shape.
- Fry in a little olive oil for around 5 minutes on each side.
For more ways to use up leftovers, head on over to www.travelsfortaste.com where Manjiri is collecting frugal March meals, in the Credit Crunch Munch initiative from Fab Food 4 All and Fuss Free Flavours.
May 2016 Update: I’m refreshing this recipe to also include it in the Cook Once Eat Twice challenge over on Searching For Spice. I cook like this all the time and I’ve hardly ever thrown food away because of it. I usually make too much mashed potato on purpose, so that I’ve got plenty for this, or my Lemony Fish Cakes which are also super yummy.