I just had to share these here because they are crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside and are a delightful treat for the taste buds. They are also easy to make and can be used as a side dish or an appetizer.
Five medium potatoes
1 cup cornmeal
1 egg beater
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1/4 cup low fat sour cream
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
pinch of black pepper or more to taste
salt to taste
Canola oil for frying
Peel and cut potatoes into small pieces.
Boil potatoes until soft enough to be mashed.
Cut scallions into small pieces.
In a large bowl, mash potatoes.
Add cornmeal, egg, cheese, seasonings and sour cream. Continue mashing until they are mixed together.
Add cheese & scallions.
Add sour cream.
Form patties. I made them a few sizes until I found that the two inch size was good for my purpose. I also did not flatten them very much. I was tempted to make them in muffin tins and I am going to do so, in the future. I wanted little potato cakes and not patties. I got both.
In a large skillet, in oil that has been heated, drop in the shaped patties and cook on medium heat until browned.
Flip them over and cook other side until browned and crispy. (Not too dark.) (A few minutes on each side)
I served them plain since they had enough calories but they would be a delicious with some sour cream, on the side.