700g peeled potatoes (use slightly firmer ones) , cut into small pieces
150g fry shallots (sliced)
3 to 4 stalks spring onions, chopped ( use the green part )0
Pinches of salt and white pepper to taste
1 beaten egg
1. Drain the potatoes and then mash. Leave about 30% of the potatoes very roughly mashed, ie, still chunky. This gives the patties a nice bite, and also helps hold their shapes better.
2. Mix in the shallots, spring onions, salt and pepper. Taste test at this stage .
3.Shape the potatoes into palm sized patties, dip in flour and beaten egg and fry. ( You need to shallow fry them, so you can't hold back on the oil. The patties should be semi-submerged in oil. )