World Cuisine

Cheese and Paprika Potato Cakes

cook 30 mins
Ingredients
  • 700 g (1 1/2 lb) small equal-sized potatoes
  • 225 g (7 1/2 oz) hard, tangy sheep's or mature Cheddar cheese, finely diced
  • 1–2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 4 tablespoons plain flour
  • sunflower or vegetable oil, for shallow-frying
  • salt and pepper
  • lemon wedges, to garnish
  • dips or chutneys, to serve (optional)
Directions
  • Cook the potatoes in a saucepan of boiling water for 10–12 minutes until soft. Drain, then refresh under cold running water and peel off the skins. Place in a bowl and roughly mash with a fork until still a little chunky. Add the cheese, cumin seeds and paprika and season.
  • Tip the flour onto a plate. Divide the potato mixture into 12 pieces, shape each piece into a ball, then flatten slightly and dip into the flour to lightly coat on both sides.
  • Heat a thin layer of oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan, add the potato cakes and cook for about 8 minutes, turning occasionally, until crispy and golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper, sprinkle with a little extra sea salt, garnish with lemon wedges and serve with dips or chutneys, if liked.
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