Persian Potato Patties (Kuku Sibzamini)

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Written Recipe by Shadi HasanzadeNemati

These potato patties are crispy on the outside and creamy and soft on the inside. Serve these homemade potato patties as an appetizer or a light meal.
  • Potatoes
  • Eggs
  • All purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Spices such as black pepper, turmeric and saffron
  • Dried mint


  • Cook the potatoes by boiling or baking them.
  • Mash the potatoes in a large bowl using a potato masher or a fork.
  • Add the eggs to the potatoes and mix well.
  • Add in salt, pepper, turmeric, bloomed saffron and dried mint. Stir well to combine.
  • Add in the flour, one tablespoon at a time. Mix after each addition.
  • The mixture should be thick enough to be handled but not doughy.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a non stick pan over medium heat. You’ll know the oil is hot enough if you hold a toothpick in the oil and bubbles start appearing around it.
  • Shape the patties and fry them in the hot oil in batches. Fry for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side until crispy.
  • Place fried potato cakes on a kitchen towel to absorb their excess oil.

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