Potato fritters

September 14, 2020  •  Category:

A recipe by one of my favorite Lebanese chefs, Marlene Mattar; she (lucky her!) visited Aleppo, in Syria and created a cookbook based on her travels there. Slightly adapted.

Potato fritters

Joumana Accad Mediterranean, Middle Eastern September 14, 2020 Main Dish, omelet, potato, lunch,

6 servings


  • 1 1/2 lb potatoes
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp chili powder or paprika or Aleppo pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (ground)
  • 1 tsp garlic paste (4 cloves)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or olive oil, more as needed)


1. Place the potatoes with salt and vinegar in a Dutch oven and cover with water; bring to a simmer; cook over low heat for about 30 minutes till tender, then drain, peel and mash the potatoes.

2. In a large bowl, whip the eggs a bit then add the potatoes and the rest of the ingredients ( less the oil).

3. Heat the oil in a large skillet and fry large spoonfuls of the potato and egg mixture on both sides till puffed and cooked and golden-colored.

Recipe Notes

These cakes can be baked as well; pour the oil in a round pan and place in a 400F oven for a few minutes until hot; pour the mixture onto the pan and let it bake for 15 minutes till set.

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  1. Ana Carla says:

    sabe vendo essa receita agora até me deu vontade de fazer, ha alguns anos atras vi essa receita em uma novela, e tive vontade de fazer,mas agora vendo ela completa aqui no seu blog vou tenta fazer nesse final de semana.

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