Potato and Basil Cakes

Potato and Basil Cakes


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Simple yet delicious. The flavour and the smell of the basil leaves with the potatoes makes a good combination.


Serves: 6 

  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 125ml milk
  • 60g butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 tablespoons self-raising flour
  • 8 tablespoons plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons minced onion
  • 10 sprigs fresh basil leaves, diced
  • 60ml olive oil for frying

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Cook potatoes in boiling water covered for 15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain and mash potatoes with a potato masher or fork. Add milk, butter, salt and pepper then mash well. Allow mashed potatoes to cool.
  3. Stir in flour, onion and basil leaves. Mix well.
  4. Heat up olive oil in a non-stick fry pan. Scoop 1 tablespoon of batter then fry until golden brown.
  5. Put on paper towel to absorb extra oil. Continue cooking until all the batter is gone.

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one word.......YUM....... Easy to make, don't be shy with the basil. A big winner for our house. Have frozen these after making a double lot ready for our famous " Friday Night Home Made Take Away Night" and they were just as good after reheating in the oven. - 29 Apr 2013

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