Klunker's loaded mashed potato patties

Klunker's loaded mashed potato patties 

OK, don't fall over.  Yes, I do still cook with potatoes, and I love them.  I just cook lots of other stuff, and so it seems I have abandoned the great tuber.
Today has been all about potatoes at my house.  For breakfast I had hash browns, and of course, this tasty meal was for lunch.  It is something you can even make ahead, and eat cold.
Now, please remember that this is just a base recipe.  I would love for you to try it as is, but if you so desire, change it up.  


2 lbs.  potatoes (I used russet) that have been boiled and drained well.
(just a side note, I like to boil my potatoes with a few cloves of garlic, and mash them with the potatoes. 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 cup chopped mushrooms (I used cremini)
1 cup chopped baby spinach
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 tsp. salt (optional)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. garam masala 
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper (optional)
2 tablespoons starch (I used tapioca starch)

In a large bowl, rice or mash your potatoes until smooth. (I use a ricer)

Add all of the other ingredients on top of the mashed potatoes

Now the fun part, mix this all up.  I put on a glove, and mashed this all together good. It didn't stand a chance! 

Now, with your biggest ice cream scoop, scoop out about 1/4 cup, and form into patties.  While you are doing that, heat your biggest nonstick pan over medium heat.

I have a 12 inch pan, and I have to do these in two rounds.  
Place the patties in the pan, not crowding them, and cook on first side.  

These will work best, if you don't touch them while they cook.  You will know they are ready to turn, when you gently shake your pan back and forth, and they slide around.  If they are sticking there, they are not ready.  It took about 10 minutes or so before I turned.
Once they are ready, turn, and do the same for the other side.  When you do turn, gently press down with your spatula.
Once they are done, remove to a plate and let sit a few minutes to set up.
Now, you can serve right away, or store in the fridge and eat cold or warmed up later.  I served mine with chutney, but gravy would be great, or even just ketchup.
I hope you give these a try, and enjoy them as much as I do.  You can double this recipe and batch cook for a few days worth of food.  


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  2. My mom used to make something very similar to this with left over mashed potatoes- This looks fantastic!

  3. These are wonderful!! Hot or cold, I am enjoying them SO MUCH! Thanks once again for a tasty addition to my menu!

  4. Does the amount given yield six patties? It could be helpful to note for all recipes the number of servings.

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