Cheesy Potato Corncakes

Cheesy Potato Corncakes

Use a thin, slotted turner when frying the corncakes, and give them time to cook to a crisp golden brown on each side before flipping.
Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
2 pounds yellow-fleshed potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup finely chopped chives
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 10 ounce box  frozen corn kernels, thawed
6 ounces Pepper-Jack cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
3/4 cup vegetable oil
Place the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Salt the water and bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, then mash the potatoes in the pot. Cook, stirring, over medium-low heat for 1 minute. Let cool, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, stir together the eggs and chives. Place the cornmeal on a large, shallow plate.
Combine the potatoes with the corn, the cheese and the egg mixture; season with pepper. Scoop out 2 rounded tablespoons and roll into a ball. Set on a sheet of waxed paper; repeat with the remaining mixture (you should have 30 pieces). Flatten each ball into a 1/2-inch-thick patty, coat in the cornmeal and transfer to a baking sheet.
On a griddle or in a large nonstick skillet, heat 1/4 cup oil over medium-high heat. Working in 3 batches, add the corncakes and cook until golden-brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to paper towels to drain and season with salt.
Tip:  Fast times
Cool hot potatoes by setting the pot in a sink filled with cold water.
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