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Author Notes: Potato pillows or known in my childhood as “Tortitas de Papa” were a welcome dish when coming back from school. This recipe is made with white potatoes and cheese, fried and then served on a sweet tomato broth with scallions.
See my original recipe at: http://www.adrianasbestrecipes.com/2013/02/12/potato-pillows-cheesy-fluffy-delight/ —Adriana Martin
Makes 12 pillows
- 4 pieces big white potatoes
- 1 cup shredded Italian cheeses
- 1 piece egg
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt & pepper
- 1/2 cup frying oil (can be peanut oil or canola)
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 3 cups hot water
- 1 teaspoon salt or could replace with a chicken cube bouillon
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup Fresh cut green onions or scallions to garnish
- Peel your potatoes and wash. In a deep pan place the peeled washed potatoes, add cold water and cover with the lid. Place in the stove at medium flame and cook until tender; when ready remove the water and mash potatoes until getting a smooth consistency and place inside the fridge.
- When the potato pure is cold add the cheese, cornstarch, seasonings and the egg and combine well using your hands.
- Form small balls and then turn them into pillows, samll cakes or tortitas
- In a skillet add canola oil and fry each pillow until getting a golden color on both sides. Place the fried cakes on a plate with a paper napkin to remove excess oil.
- In a sauce pan add the tomato paste and dissolve with the water using a whisk, add the condiments and let it season at low flame.
- This recipe is fun to make you can involve the children helping you preparing this dish that is easy and inexpensive. This is also a great vegetarian option.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Potatoes 2.0