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    Greek Polpetes (Potato Cakes)

    Greek Polpetes (Potato Cakes). Photo by Karen Elizabeth

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    Cookgirl's Note:

    From Mediterranean Dishes. I tinkered with this recipe a little because Evelyn wasn't there to stop me. You'll find this appetizer on most any Greek mezethes. I want be reincarnated a potato in the next round.

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    1. 1
      In large pot, boil the potatoes until soft. Do not salt the water until ready to mash the potatoes with the other ingredients.
    2. 2
      While still warm, mash the potatoes with the feta cheese, green onion, red onion, dill, mint, egg, lemon juice, *salt and pepper. *Taste the mixture first before adding the salt because feta itself is quite salty. Place the potato mixture in the refrigerator to firm up. Refrigerate potato mixture until ready to fry.
    3. 3
      Divide the potato mixture into little balls approximately 3/4"-1" in diameter. NOTE: The potato mixture can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to cook.
    4. 4
      Flatten the balls slightly and dredge in flour. Heat the olive oil in the pan and fry up the cakes until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towel.
    5. 5
      Serve warm. I like to drizzle extra lemon juice on top of the potato cakes.
    6. 6
      Yield is not known. Serving is estimated.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 24, 2013


      Excellent recipe which will be a regular for us. I served them with a fried egg on top and with marinated Greek tomatoes, for a wonderful lunch. Thanks for posting such a great recipe.

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    • on July 29, 2013


      Very much enjoyed these tasty potato pancakes, even though I'm not a potato lover. I made the mashed potatoes in advance which cut down on prep time the next day. DH, who IS a potato lover, was thrilled with these little treats!!! Thank you cookgirl, made for ZWT9, Panthers on the Prowl.

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    • on April 24, 2006


      Doubling the recipe allowed for 2 delicious Polpetes per person. Easy recipe, excellent, clear instructions which resulted in a very fine menu item, served with the main course. Following your suggestion, CG, I did serve lemon wedges on the platter with the Polpetes; I noticed the guests took advantage of these lemon wedges. I particularly love the combined flavours of the ingredients at Step 2, above. This delicious recipe could very easily become a favourite in my home, CG, and I thank you.

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    Nutritional Facts for Greek Polpetes (Potato Cakes)

    Serving Size: 1 (67 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 75.3
    Calories from Fat 23
    Total Fat 2.6 g
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    Cholesterol 27.5 mg
    Sodium 228.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 1.0 g
    Protein 2.9 g

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