February 11, 2013

Broccoli Potato Patties

Here's a fun way to jazz up potatoes - combine them with broccoli and form them into patties! For the dipping sauce, I mix together equal parts of Greek yogurt and ketchup. It's so easy and a perfect compliment to the patties. I included two different cooking methods, baking and frying, so you can pick one or try both. Frying is a bit less healthy, but it achieves a crispier coating. Baking is the healthier option, and the patties come out slightly softer. We love both methods. If you like this, you can also check out the Broccoli Cheese Mashed Potatoes.

Adapted from Weelicious

5-6 medium gold potatoes (about 2 lbs.)
1 small head broccoli, florets only (about 3 cups)
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/4 cup bread crumbs or panko
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
Dipping sauce: equal parts Greek yogurt and ketchup
Vegetable oil (optional, if frying)

Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes (I leave the skin on but you can peel if you wish). Steam for about 10 minutes or until soft. Place into a large bowl and mash.
Steam broccoli florets about 4-5 minutes. Add to large bowl and mash.
Add cheese, 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, egg, garlic powder, onion powder, and some salt/pepper. Mix well to combine.
Place the remaining 1 cup breadcrumbs in a separate bowl.
Spoon out some potato mixture and form into a ball. I make mine about 2 inches wide. Roll in the breadcrumbs to completely coat. Then, gently press between your hands to flatten and form a patty.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25-30 minutes, turning halfway through.
OR fry: heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry for 4-5 minutes on each side.
Serve with dipping sauce.

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  1. these look and sound sooooo good! definitely a must try

  2. can these be frozen? just the mixture or after preparing the entire thing?

    1. I've never tried freezing these, but my best guess is they would freeze quite well. I would prepare the entire thing so they are already shaped and ready to go. Let me know if you end up trying it, and I'll update if I ever do! :)

  3. I had to eyeball the amount of potato and broccoli and went a bit too heavy on the broccoli otherwise they came out great! They mixed great with spaghetti sauce on rice. I added more seasonings than called for (rosemary, thyme) and doubled the onion/garlic powder but again, I eyeballed the ingredients so i ended up with a larger batch. This recipe is awesomely easy and lends itself to your tastes as you can mix around with the ingredients for different tastes

    1. Hi Kylie! YUM - I love your creativity with mixing these with rice and spaghetti sauce!! So glad you had fun customizing it, thanks for the sweet message :) Wishing you a lovely weekend!

  4. i was searching for this recie, u r great tanks