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25 February 2016


Liz Robb

Spicy Cheese-filled Potato Cakes

Spicy Cheese-filled Potato Cakes


750g potatoes
4-5 tablespoons of milk
2 large onions
1 large red chilli
Olive oil
1 clove of garlic
2 teaspoons of ground coriander
2 teaspoons of ground cumin
1 lemon
Mature cheddar cheese
2 eggs
3 tablespoons of plain flour
<strong>For the coriander dip:</strong>
A small bunch of coriander
2 green chillies
2 cloves of garlic
A small piece of fresh ginger
2 lemons


  • Peel the potatoes and cook until tender in boiling lightly salted water. Mash until smooth with a large knob of butter and 4-5 tablespoons of milk.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, 160 degrees fan oven.
  • Peel the onions and chop them very finely
  • do the same with the chilli. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a small saucepan and gently cook the onions for 5 minutes, then add the chilli and the peeled and crushed garlic and continue to cook over a low heat for another few minutes. Stir in the ground coriander and cumin and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Mix the onion mixture into the mashed potato, add the finely grated zest of the lemon and the juice of half the lemon then set aside to cool.
  • Cut a cube of cheese then take a heaped tablespoon of the potato mixture, form it into a ball, push the cheese into the centre and mould the potato around it to make a slightly flattened cake shape. Repeat until all the potato has been used.
  • Beat the eggs in a shallow dish. Sieve the flour into another shallow dish. Dip each potato cake into the egg then dust lightly with flour and place on a plate.
  • Heat a large knob of butter and a tablespoon of olive oil together in a large frying pan and quickly fry the fishcakes for just a few minutes on each side to give them colour. Transfer them to a lightly oiled oven tray and bake for 18-20 minutes.
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  • To make the coriander dip:</strong>
  • Finely chop the coriander leaves. Deseed the chillies, peel the ginger and chop them both very finely too. Peel and crush the garlic. Mix everything in a small bowl with a pinch of salt and the juice of 2 lemons.
Cooks Note

These tasty mildly-spiced potato cakes with melted cheese centres make a superb appetiser, especially when served with a coriander dip that has quite a kick to it! Or try making tiny ones for canapes that are a little out of the ordinary.

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