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Spicy Beef Potato Cakes

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Ingredients
  Fresh ginger root 1 Inch, peeled and chopped
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), peeled and chopped
  Fresh green chilies 2 , seeded and chopped
  Finely chopped parsley 4 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Onion 1 Medium, peeled and chopped
  Cloves 8
  Chopped lean beef 1 Pound
  Eggs 3 Large
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
For the potatoes
  Potatoes 4 Large, boiled
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Cream 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Place the ginger, garlic, chiles, parsley, lemon juice, and pepper in a food processor or blender to make a "loose" paste.
Reserve the paste.
(This hara masala, or fresh green mixture, may be used to cook meat or chicken dishes.
It is a fine all-purpose, very useful flavoring mixture).
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-low heat.
Add the onion and cloves to brown, stirring frequently.
Add the meat to the pan, stirring, to brown.
After about 5 minutes, add the reserved masala paste.
Cook over low heat for about 20 minutes, until the mixture is quite dry, stirring occasionally.
Remove from the heat and reserve.
For the patties, peel the boiled potatoes, mash them with a fork, put them in a bowl, and mix in the oil, salt, cayenne, and cream.
With your hands, make round patties about 3 inches in diameter and 1/4 inch thick or less.
The potatoes have to be well mashed so they will make fairly thin patties.
A food processor may do the job well, but mashing by hand has worked well for centuries.
Place a portion of the dry beef mixture on one patty, place another patty over it, and pinch the edges together gently to join them, making a sort of meat-filled potato dumpling.
Beat the eggs together with a fork.
Dip the patties into the beaten egg mixture to coat them, which also helps hold them together.
Melt the butter in a frying pan over low heat.
Add the patties and fry them about 3 minutes on each side, turning once, until nicely browned.
Serve with Tomato Mint Raita and warmed pita bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Everyday
Servings: 
4

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