Stuffed Potatoe / Papas Rellenas

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 15:49

Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients :

2 lbs potatoes
Salt
Pepper
4 eggs (1 fresh and 3 hard boiled)
6 tablespoons oil
1 lb ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon paprika
6 seedless black olives cut in 4
½ cup tomato, diced, peeled and seeded
1 teaspoon minced parsley
1 teaspoon minced cilantro
¼ cup raisins

Preparation:

Wash potatoes and place them in a medium size pan with salted water. Bring to a boil. Cook until soft. Remove from heat. Peel.

Force potatoes through a strainer or a potato masher. Cool. Add 1 egg and knead dough until smooth and soft.

Pour 2 tablespoons oil in a large size skillet. Cook onion and garlic until golden.

Add ground beef. Add tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Add parsley, cilantro, olives, hard boiled eggs and raisins. Season with salt, pepper and paprika.

Flour hands and take a portion (about ½ cup) of potato mixture. Place it in the palm of your hand. Flatten it and place 1 tablespoon of filling (approximately) in the center.

Fold it and close by pressing ends. It must have an oval shape. Flour and set them aside. Repeat this process with the rest of potato.

Heat oil in a medium size pan and fry stuffed potatoes until golden.

Stuffed Potatoes are served with onion creole sauce.

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