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The Daring Cooks’ February 2012 Challenge – Flipping Frying Patties!!!

on February 14, 2012

Flippin Patties

Flippin Patties

This was an awesome challenge, I love making patties of any kind… if I wasn’t so busy with school I was going to make my Black Bean and Salsa croquettes, but I didn’t but I will post the recipe anyways. This was a great topic bough up by Lisa and Audax…this is my 2nd challenge that I have completed, and I must say these are interesting and fun! It gives you recipes to experiment with…and this challenge let the members experiment with patties. Meat patties (burgers), seafood patties (crab and corn cakes, shrimp cakes), croquettes (chicken, fish, potato, yucca), rostis (I ❤ potatoes!!!!!) and fritters ( apple and ginger fritters, conch fritters, corn fritters)…wow to think of it…I could have gone all out on this challenge! LoL

Well here is what I decided to make:  Potato and Turkey Croquettes, Turkey Salisbury Steak and Potato & Cheese Rostis

Potato and Cheese Rostis

Potato Rösti

Servings: makes 1 large rösti

  • 500g potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cp cheese
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil,  for frying


  1. Grate lengthwise the peeled potatoes with a box grater or a food processor.
  2. Wrap the grated potato in a cloth and squeeze dry, you will get a lot of liquid over ½ cup, discard liquid since it is full of potato starch.
  3. Return dried potato to bowl add the egg, cornflour, pepper, and salt.
  4. Mix until combined.
  5. Preheat a frying pan (cast iron is best) until medium hot, add 2 teaspoons of oil wait until oil shimmers.
  6. Place half of mixture into the pan, flatten with a spoon until you get a smooth flat surface. Lower heat to medium.
  7. Fry for 8-10 minutes (check at 6 minutes) the first side, flip by sliding the rösti onto a plate then use another plate invert the rösti then slide it back into the pan, then fry the other side about 6-8 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Sprinkle to cheese on top of the still hot rösti.
Sprinkle the Cheese on top

Sprinkle the Cheese on top

Salisbury Steak aka Hamburg Steak

– Fried Onion
1 Onion (200g/7.05 oz) – 2/3 for hamburg meat mixture, 1/3 for onion sauce
1 tbsp Olive Oil

– Steak Patty –
250g Ground Turkey, you can use beef, pork or chicken
1/3 tsp Salt
A pinch of Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
2/3 Fried Onion mix
15g Panko – Breadcrumbs
2 tbsp Milk
1 Egg

– Onion Gravy –
1/3 Fried Onion mix
50ml Water
1 1/2 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Mirin
1 clove Garlic
10g Butter

  1. Small dice the onion, the smaller the better. In a heated pan, add the oil and saute the onions till browned. Set aside to cool
  2. In a bowl, add the ingredients for the meat and the COOLED onions, mix until sticky! This will make for moist tender patties! 🙂  Separate into 4 medium patties or 2 large patties.
  3. In a heat pan add a small amount of oil and brown the patties. on both sides….once the patties are browned on both sides add the water and steam for about 5min-6min. Take the patties from the pan and LEAVE THE DRIPPINGS!!!!
  4. In the pan add water, soy sauce, mirin (or white cooking wine) and simmer. Then add the remaining onion mix, butter and garlic and stir. Spoon the gravy over the patties ….These are great with potatoes, rice stuffing….and Potato Croquettes….coming next!
Salisbury Steak w/ Potato Croquettes

Salisbury Steak w/ Potato Croquettes

Potato Croquettes



Ingredients for Croquettes
(8 pieces)

–  Filling –
400g Potatoes
3 1/2 cp Water to cook potatoes
1 tsp Salt

100g Mixture Ground Turkey
1/2 tsp Coarse Salt
A pinch of Pepper
A pinch of Nutmeg
2 tsp  Sugar
1 tsp Cooking Oil

– Batter for Croquette –
1/2 Egg
25ml Water
25g Cake Flour

100g Raw Bread Crumbs  – I made mine from toasted wheat bread and pulsed it in my processor!
Cooking Oil to deep-fry

  1. Boil the potatoes until done. Once done drain the liquid and mash in the pot while still on the burner. This will dry out the remaining moisture.
  2. Brown the meat, once browned add the seasonings. Add to the mashed potato!
  3. Mix the ingredient for the batter…it will be thick like pancake batter. In a 2nd bowl, add the breadcrumbs.
  4. Split the croquette into 8 balls and dip into the batter, then breadcrumbs, then the hot oil. Fry till golden, about 4-5min.

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