This is for the Potato Cakes,
Ingredients for about 6:
3 Large Potatoes.
Packet Ritz Crackers.
1 Large Egg beaten.
2 Tablespoon Plain Flour.
1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper.
1 Teaspoon Italian Dried Herbs.
Oil for shallow frying.
Salt & Pepper.
Peel and chunk Potatoes and boil in water until just soft. 20 Mins.
Drain and roughly mash. Allow to cool.
Form into patties about ½ inch thick and 3 inch across.
Put in fridge for 1 hour to set.
Meanwhile make the crunchy coating.
Take ½ packet of Ritz crackers and place in large plastic bag. (Freezer bags are great for this.)
Tie bag loosely and using a rolling pin or similar object crush the crackers.
You should aim for a breadcrumb consistency.
Add the Cayenne Pepper, Italian Dried Herbs and Salt & Pepper.
Shake the packet to mix all the flavourings together.
Take 3 shallow bowls and in the first put the plain flour.
In the second the beaten egg and in the third the crunchy coating.
Take the potato patties from the fridge.
Using the same hand (this takes a little practice!) coat the pattie first in flour, then the beaten egg and finally the crunchy coating.
Shallow fry the pattie in the hot oil until golden brown.
Another great use is to cut a Beef Tomato in half and sprinkle about a tablespoon of the mix onto it. Squirt a small amount of honey on it and put under a hot grill.