Tomato-Basil Salad with Mashed Potato Patties

The other night we had mashed potatoes and Greek salad for dinner.  The heat has been unbearable lately, so we wanted something simple and cool.  The greek salad was amazing.  I’ll post the recipe & pictures soon.  The cool thing about mashed potatoes is you can turn the leftovers into something completely different.  Mix them into a bouillon to make a soup thicker, use them as a base with a little soy milk for a pot-pie.  The possibilities are endless.

What I did for lunch the next day was make mashed potato patties.  I added fresh chopped basil and minced garlic.  The patties are really simple to make.  Heat a cast iron skillet with Extra Virgin Olive Oil while you’re making the patties.  Take a heaping tablespoon of mashed potatoes and shape the potatoes into patties in the palm of your hand.  Once the oil is heated place the patties in the pan and fry until golden brown on either side.  Serve hot.  I personally like to eat mine with a little natural salt and pepper.
I also make a very easy, very tasty salad to go with the potato patties.  
  • Two tomatoes
  • 4 tbsps fresh chopped basil
  • natural salt
  • black pepper
Cut the tomatoes into wedges, toss with the basil and some salt and pepper.  Serve immediately or chilled.

One response to “Tomato-Basil Salad with Mashed Potato Patties

  1. oooh! I love potato patties.

    I made mashed potatoes last night, but we ate all of them because it had been so long since we had them. So now I sit here drooling over your patties, wondering why we didn’t have enough control to save some 🙂

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