Potato broccoli patties

broccoli patties

Tea times are far more interesting when there is something to nibble on. The unhealthier the nibble is, the happier I am :D! It doesn’t mean that the healthy ones don’t satisfy the craving, but the deep fried ones hit the taste buds faster.

Here is something that isn’t quite healthy as a sandwich, but something that isn’t dripping in oil as well. These patties make their way into my son’s snack box frequently. Its a great make ahead dish. You can make and even shape the patties and refrigerate until the time to prepare.

I have been trying to take pictures with darker backgrounds and this was one of the first successful attempts. There is a picture of the setting below in case you are interested in checking it out. All you need is some black cloth, a salwar top in this case, and you have your dark background! I didn’t try to diffuse the light, that’s for the next trial.

Read on for the recipe.

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Pictorial:

Pressure cook 2 medium potatoes and 1 cup broccoli together for 2 whistles. Once its cooked, drain the water completely.

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Dip one bread slice in a plateful of water. Take out immediately and squeeze out excess water.  Add this bread piece (or 1/4 cup bread crumbs) and 1/4 cup of thawed spinach or methi with salt and pepper as needed to the potatoes and broccoli.

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Mash everything well together until no lumps remain. Check the seasonings and adjust if needed.

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Make patties and keep it ready.

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Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a shallow pan.

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Add the patties. Let it cook and become golden brown on the bottom.

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Flip over and cook the other side.

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Take off the heat and place on a paper napkin.

Recipe adapted from Always Hungry

Makes about 10-12 medium patties

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • one slice bread
  • 1/4 cup spinach or methi
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Method:

  1. Pressure cook 2 medium potatoes and 1 cup broccoli together for 2 whistles. Once its cooked, drain the water completely.
  2. Dip one bread slice in a plateful of water. Take out immediately and squeeze out excess water.
  3. Add this bread piece (or 1/4 cup bread crumbs) and 1/4 cup of thawed spinach or methi with salt and pepper as needed to the potatoes and broccoli.Mash everything well together until no lumps remain. Check the seasonings and adjust if needed.
  4. Make patties and keep it ready. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a shallow pan.
  5. Add the patties. Let it cook and become golden brown on the bottom. Flip over and cook the other side.
  6. Take off the heat and place on a paper napkin. Serve with ketchup.

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The set up for the photo shoot. Black cloth is the background and a brownish black table on the front.

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9 thoughts on “Potato broccoli patties

  1. Suma Gandlur says:

    I thought you put a black board in the background and love the images. And you are right, the guiltier the snack is, the chances of it appealing to senses increase. :) Your patties are on a healthier side.

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