I had a originally planned to make cheese dreams for lunch today, but last night I made a mound of mashed potato and had loads leftover. I’ve said this a few times but I hate waste, so I found this recipe instead which uses up the leftover mash
1 lb mashed potatoes
1 oz butter
4 oz grated cheese
1 tbsp chopped chives or grated onion
Salt and pepper
Mix the potatoes with the butter, cheese, chives or onion and seasoning and beat until smooth, adding a little flour if necessary to make a firm mixture. Turn on to a floured board and form into a roll. Cut into 1 inch slices and shape into cakes. Coat with egg and breadcrumbs, place on a baking sheet and bake at 190 for 20 minutes, alternatively you can fry them.
The recipe suggest serving these with bacon and tomatoes.
Like I said I was using up last nights leftover mashed potatoes, and I used a cheddar cheese and chives. This was also an opportunity for me to use one of the many bags of breadcrumbs I have in the freezer!
Really easy to make these, my 6 year old helped and she enjoyed the egg and breadcrumb stage! There wasn’t too much of a mess!
I didn’t need to add any flour to my mixture, it was light yet holding together well. I baked these rather than fry, think I’ve been doing a lot of frying recently! After 20 minutes they are lovely and golden, with a nice crispy coat. They have started to ooze a little but I think that adds to the charm!
We had these with some bacon and were great. They are really quite light and the cheese and chive flavour is really brilliant. They are nice and crisp and then the bits of cheese that have oozed out add a sort of extra stickiness which I quite liked!