Tortas de Papa
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Mexican
 
Ingredients
  • •1 lb potatoes
  • •½ cup queso añejo or queso fresco grated
  • •2 eggs
  • •¼ cup flour
  • •vegetable oil
  • •spices (I used oregano, parsley and cumin)
  • •salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Peel potatoes, cut in cubes and boil them in water until soft.
  2. Drain and mash them lightly. Let them cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Add cheese, eggs, flour and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Mashed until all the ingredients are mixed and you have a manageable paste.
  5. In a large skillet heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil. It will be hot enough when you drop into it a little bit of the mixture and it bubbles.
  6. With a tablespoon take some of the mixture and carefully drop it in the oil. With the same spoon flatten it to form a round, flat cake.
  7. Let it fry for about 5 minutes or until it turns light brown and flip it over. Let the other side cook the same way.
  8. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel that’ll absorb the extra oil.
  9. Serve as a side dish.
Recipe by What's Cooking, Mexico? at http://whatscookingmexico.com/2007/12/06/tortas-de-papa/