Basil potato patties

    45 min

    Simple yet delicious. The flavour and the smell of the basil leaves with the potatoes make a good combination.


    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    6 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
    • handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped (use the leaves only - about 10 sprigs)
    • 125ml milk
    • 60g butter
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 8 tbsp self-raising flour
    • 8 tbsp plain flour
    • 4 tbsp minced onion
    • olive oil for frying

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:10min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Cook potatoes in boiling water covered for 15 minutes or until tender.
    2. Drain & mash potatoes with a potato masher or fork. Add remaining ingredients and mash well. Allow mashed potatoes to cool.
    3. Stir in flour, onion and basil leaves. Mix well.
    4. Heat up olive oil in a non-stick pan. Scoop 1 tbsp of batter, fry till golden brown.
    5. Put on kitchen roll to absorb extra oil. You may get approx. 12-15 patties.

    Cook's note

    Check out the original recipe on my blog, Bits of Taste.

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    We enjoyed these and will have them again I'm thinking of adding a little cheese next time.  -  27 Mar 2011


    good recipe family loved them  -  11 Mar 2011


    one word.......YUM....... Easy to make, don't be shy with the basil. A big winner for our house. Have frozen these after making a double lot ready for our famous " Friday Night Home Made Take Away Night" and they were just as good after reheating in the oven.  -  29 Apr 2013  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)