Baked Potato Patties

Inspired by the Indonesian perkedel daging (potato ground beef patties) and Puerto Rican pastelón, I created these baked potato patties with ground turkey, bell pepper, chili pepper, cilantro and onion. Ha! Yes, I got a little creative 🙂 The result? Savory little goodness that made a wonderful appetizer!

Hope you like it!

Fresh out of the oven

We need:

  • 3 Russet potatoes (peeled and diced)
  • 1/2 pound of ground turkey meat
  • 1 bell pepper (chopped)
  • 3-4 garlic
  • 3 hot finger peppers
  • 1/2 of sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup of cilantro (chopped). If you’re not a fan of cilantro, you could substitute with either parsley or green onions.
  • One tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • One egg
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Steps:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a medium pot, cover the potatoes with water, add a little salt, and boil until fork tender (for me it took about 30-40 minutes)
  • Mix and chop the bell pepper, garlic, hot fingers, and sweet onion in a food processor
  • Heat up a medium pan and add one tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • Cook the peppers-garlic-onion mixture for a little bit until the moisture evaporates
  • Add the ground turkey and cook until it is well done. Set aside.
  • After the potatoes are done cooking, remove from water, and mash them well
  • Add the egg into the mashed potatoes and mix them together
  • Mix the mashed potatoes with the meat, chopped cilantro, and using both hands create 15-18 patties
  • Spray a baking tray with either olive oil or vegetable oil
  • Place the patties on the tray, brush the top of the patties with a little bit of vegetable or olive oil, and bake for 15-20 minutes until they turn golden light brown in color

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