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Author Notes: This recipe is simple use for leftover mashed potatoes. I call it patata cause it kind of looks like a frittata. —Mike
Serves: 2 as a main or 4 as a side
cups leftover mashed potatoes
mushrooms (cremini are nice)
teaspoon chopped hot pepper (too taste)
cup grated cheese (good sharp cheddar)
salt and pepper to season
- Heat large cast iron pan on stovetop to medium; Add butter; When sizzling add onions; after 5 minutes add red pepper, hot pepper and mushrooms; after 3 minutes add potatoes; stir so that everything is incorporated and then press down into the skillet to make a nice "patata"; add your grated cheddar cheese and leave on low heat on the stovetop for 3 minutes or until the cheese melts. Serve and enjoy. All measurements are approximate and the recipe is easily subject to improvisation.