For the fourth day of Tea Time Snacks, I have patties or a pancake as it is referred from Ecuadorian cuisine, Llapingachos. I looked up this dish and had a couple of references, however, I went to this source, where it is mentioned that Llapingachos (yah-peen-GAH-chos) are a traditional Ecuadorian dish.
These are potato pancakes made from mashed potatoes seasoned with onions and stuffed with cheese. Traditionally Llapingachos are served with a creamy peanut sauce called salsa de maní. These pancakes are often served alongside a fried egg, chorizo sausage, avocado, a simple salad, for a complete meal. However, they also get served as an appetizer with hot pepper sauce and a sliced onion salad, such as salsa criolla.
Well instead of following the entire instructions for the entire batch, I made some differently for Hubby Dear with green chilies mashed along with the potatoes. The rest were prepared as how this should be. Konda and Peddu enjoyed the oozing mozzarella cheese.
This recipe calls for Achiote powder. Googling showed me that this spice is mostly used for colour and we could substitute with Turmeric. I used a very tiny bit as the original pancake didn't look so coloured.
Potatoes - 3 to 4
Onion - 1/2 cup finely chopped
All purpose flour - 2 tbsp.
Cumin - 1 tsp
A pinch of Turmeric substituted for Achiote.
Mozzarella for stuffing.
How to make the pancake
Boil and mash the potatoes till soft. Saute the onions till it changes colour. Add to the mashed potatoes, add salt, spices and mix well. Then add the all purpose flour and make a thick dough.
Now shape it into small balls, flatten each and stuff with mozzarella piece. Enclose well and heat a pan with 2 to 3 tbsp oil. Cook until crispy and golden brown in colour.
Serve with salsa de maní (peanut sauce). I served mine with a dollop of spicy tomato ketchup on top!
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vaishali sabnani says
This is just like our Aloo Tikki stuffed with cheese , but surely has an interesting name which sounds exotic and difficult to pronounce . Lol . I am bad with these strange names .
Usha Rao says
Cheese stuffed potato patties or pancakes sounds good.
Jaya M says
I would love to have these patties/tikkis with my evening cup of tea ..hugs and smiles
The Pumpkin Farm says
hidden treasure inside the usual looking tikkis, this will be treat for cheese lovers...nice find
Can imagine the smile on the faces of kids on seeing cheese oozing out of a normal looking tikkis...
Priya Suresh says
Wow, this is simply superb, a fabulous feast for cheese lovers, well done Valli, excellent pancakes.
Nalini's Kitchen says
Cheese stuffed potato pancakes sounds delicious.Interesting name.
Gayathri Kumar says
Cheese surely takes these potato cutlets to a different level. Great appetizer..
a difficult name to pronounce... but such a delicious dish 🙂 so much like our Aloo Tikki with Cheese !
Sapana Behl says
Cheese and herbs potato patties sounds too good.
Harini-Jaya R says
Cheese filling sounds interesting Valli.
Srividhya Gopalakrishnan says
patoto patties with mozzarella stuffing.. now who can say no to that. yum yum
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
How much they look like our aloo tikki. Filled with cheese makes it doubly delicious 🙂
Archana Potdar says
Lookswise n recipe wise just like aloo tikki. The cheese will make it yum
Smruti Shah says
Potatoes and cheese together makes a wonderful combination. This recipe is surely a keeper!
Priya Srinivasan says
I m trying to pronounce them right. Though the name is tongue twister, it must definitely tastes yum with that cheese stuffing !
Suma Gandlur says
These potato pancakes are different than the lot from other countries because of the cheese. I guess these would be appreciated by cheese lovers.
Pavani N says
Love this cheesy potato cutlets recipe Valli. Yummy yummy!!
Sowmya :) says
This recipe has my three favorite words - "oozing mozzarella cheese". What more do we need? Looks lip smacking
Suja Ram says
Cheese stuffed Patties wound fancy any kid. Bookmarking the recipe..BTW Valli, very hard to pronounce it:)