Potato Package

Menu Part: 
Side Dish
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
8

A potato turnover that can be served as an appetizer or entree for a meatless meal. This satisfying and delicious treat can be prepared ahead of time and finished just before serving.

Ingredients

24 oz. waxy yellow potatoes, peeled
4 oz. heavy cream
2 oz. extra virgin olive oil
4 oz. ricotta cheese
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
2 oz. parmesan cheese, grated
Salt, pepper, cayenne, and mace, to taste
8 squares brik paper
Peanut oil for frying
Chives or blanched scallion green, for garnish, if desired

Steps

1. Boil potatoes in salted water until tender. Drain potatoes, burn off any additional moisture in hot pan, then mash in cream, butter, ricotta, and parmesan. Season to taste with salt, pepper, cayenne, and mace. Portion mixture into 4-oz. portions and refrigerate at least two hours.

2. Place chilled potato portion in the center of brik square. Fold brik over potato, moistening edges with water to secure the package. Crisp fry package to order, finish in hot oven to heat through.

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