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Three potato fritters topped with red bell pepper relish on a white plate with a fork, with more in the background on a serving platter.

Mashed Potato Fritters with Red Pepper Relish

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 15-20 fritters 1x


A new take on potatoes, our mashed potato fritters with red pepper relish are an appetizer that gives your favorite spuds a whole new look.



For the Fritters:

For the Relish:

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium red bell peppers, finely diced
  • 1/4 medium red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tsp agave syrup


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and boil until tender, approximately 10-15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and place in a large bowl. Mash, leaving them a bit chunky in texture. If you are working with leftover mashed potatoes, skip this step.
  2. Add egg yolks, cilantro, onion, cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.
  3. Shape the mixture into small patties. Arrange on a plate and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or freeze for at least 10-15 minutes to chill before cooking.
  4. While the patties chill, make the relish. In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers and onion. Stir in salt and pepper.
  5. Cook the vegetables until they begin to soften, approximately 3-4 minutes. Stir in balsamic vinegar and agave. Cook until the liquid evaporates, approximately 8-10 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  7. When ready to cook, place breadcrumbs in a shallow dish, and coat each patty on all sides.
  8. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the patties in batches, approximately 4 to 5 at a time, until browned on both sides, approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  9. Serve with pepper relish.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hours
  • Category: Fritters
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Appetizers

Keywords: potato, mashed potato, red pepper, relish