Potatoes are a great substitute for meat on a burger! You can flavor them in many different ways to suit almost every palette in the world. One of our favorite ways has an Indian twist to it (of course). It’s spicy, sweet, and sour with a bit of crunch from frying. As usual, it’s quick and easy! Give it a try and let us know what you think!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
2 medium potatoes
1/4 cup sweet peas
1 inch ginger – grated or minced
1 serrano pepper – chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro – finely chopped
1/4 cup onion – chopped
2 cloves garlic – minced
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp olive oil
Wrap potatoes in a paper towel and place into the microwave for 6-8 minutes until soft. Remove potatoes, let cool, and then peel. Set aside for later.
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Add peas, garlic, onion, ginger and serrano peppers into the pan for 3-4 minutes. Stir occasionally. Set aside to cool.
Place the potatoes into a large bowl with the ingredients from the frying pan and mash together until smooth. Add salt, garam masala, and cilantro and mix thoroughly.
Shape mixture into patties. Set frying pan on medium-high heat and fry patties for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove from pan and make your burger with your favorite condiments!!
We like to use mint chutney on the bottom bun and then top the patty with cheddar cheese, pickle, tomato, and tamarind sauce. The sweet and sour contrast between the chutney, sauce, and pickles along with the sharpness of the cheddar is heaven in your mouth!!!