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What to do with Leftover Wasabi? Wasabi Potato Patties with Canadian Bacon and Peas

Do you ever wonder "Good lord, how does she come up with this stuff?" I mean really, how many people wake up one day and make Wasabi Potato Patties with Canadian Bacon and Peas?

Ok, I'll tell you.

A few weeks ago I picked up sushi at my grocery store. The trick to hopefully not getting sick from a grocery store sushi is to ask the sushi people to make a combination "plate" instead of picking up an already made sushi. That way you'll know you are getting fresher stuff. It's worked for me this far.

I ate the sushi. It was fine. I had a bit of wasabi leftover and did not want to throw it away.

So I decided to use it. I also had some random red potatoes, and Canadian bacon. And I almost always have frozen peas. So there you go: Wasabi Potato Patties with Canadian Bacon and Peas.

Wasabi Potato Patties with Canadian Bacon and Peas
Makes 6 patties

3 small red potatoes, cubed, cooked in salted water till tender
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 pieces Canadian bacon, chopped
1/3 cup frozen peas, defrosted
3 tablespoons fire roasted diced green chiles (from a can)
1-2 teaspoons prepared wasabi

to serve: sour cream mixed with additional wasabi

1. Saute Canadian bacon in the olive oil till crispy. Add peas and chiles.

2. Mash cooked potatoes and mix in the bacon, peas, chiles and wasabi. Allow to cool before making patties.

3. Form patties. Saute them in a bit of olive oil for 3 minutes on each side. Serve with wasabi sour cream.

These were super easy and really delicious! They make a great lunch, dinner, or a fun unusual brunch dish.

For other fun potato ideas, check out Potato Balls in Tomato Sauce, Potato Patties with Summer Sausage and Cheese, and Mushroom, Potato and Pea Potstickers.


Megan said...

Super-creative! It's always great when you can make something fabulous with things you have on hand.

Dixya Bhattarai RD said...

i like this idea very much.