Potato cakes


500 g leftover mashed potatoes (or boil the potatoes, mashed it, mix with milk, butter, salt and pepper and leave it overnight)
200 g shredded cheese
1 onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1 egg

3 tablespoons flour (Type 550)
A bunch of parsley or coriander, roughly chopped 
Cooking oil for frying


1. Combine mashed potatoes, cheese, onion, garlic, egg, flour and fresh herbs in a large bowl and mix.
2. Using your hands, divide the mixture into several small portions. Roll each portion into a compact ball then flatten it into a pancake about a 1 cm thick. 
3. Heat 3 to 4 tablespoons of oil in a large pan on a medium heat. Fry the pancakes, in batches, until they are golden brown and crispy on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes.
4. Transfer the potato cakes on kitchen paper and serve with your favorite sauce.