Stuffed Potato Cakes

by @elavegan ⭐️ Recipe
Ingredients
Dough:
1 kg potatoes (*see recipe notes)
80 g white rice flour (1/2 cup) (*see recipe notes)
40 g cornstarch or tapioca flour (1/3 cup)
salt, pepper, nutmeg (to taste)
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Filling:
250 g mushrooms, sliced (about 3 cups)
1/2 of a zucchini, diced
1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
salt & pepper to taste
spice mix: 1 tsp Italian spice blend, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4 red pepper flakes
Additional ingredients:
oil for frying
vegan cheese to taste
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Instructions
Dough:
Peel potatoes, cut into small pieces and cook in salted water for about 20 minutes.
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Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg and mash them with a potato masher. (Please do not use a food processor, otherwise, the mashed potatoes will be sticky).
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Allow the mashed potatoes to cool (in the meantime you can prepare the filling), then add flour and cornstarch and mix well with a spoon or your hands.
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Filling:
Chop the veggies, fry the onion in a pan with a little bit oil for about 3-4 minutes, add the mushrooms, garlic, and also the diced peppers and the zucchini. Sauté everything for a couple of minutes, season with salt, pepper, and the spice mix.
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Split the dough into 8 parts (about 1/2 cup or 120 g each). Form into balls, make a well in the middle and add about one and a half tablespoons of the filling. You can also add some vegan cheese in addition. Carefully “seal” the balls with a little bit more dough and flatten them slightly to make them look like thick pancakes.
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Heat approximately 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan and fry the potato cakes at medium heat until golden brown on both sides. They will be crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. If you want them to be slightly more crunchy, you can bake them additionally for about 20 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven. Enjoy!
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Recipe Notes
Wheat flour or spelt flour might work as well but you will most likely need less.
If the potatoes are extremely floury I would recommend using less rice flour, e.g. just 1/4 cup. The dough shouldn’t be too dry or crumbly.

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