Northwest New Mexican Potato Cauliflower Cakes 2 Ways

(Last Updated On: May 26, 2018)

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Mashed Potatoes + Cauliflower

One evening I decided to sneak in some cauliflower when I made mashed potatoes for supper.  What a great way to get some different nutrition for all of us!  Adding the cauliflower gives the potatoes an extra kick of flavor as well.  As usual, we had a bit of these left over, so I decided I wanted to make potato and cauliflower cakes with them.

Owen had a great idea to use them for something different.  By combining our ideas, I created these DELICIOUS Northwest New Mexican Potato Cauliflower Cakes!  I have searched extensively online, by the way, and have not found ANYTHING like these.  I hope you try them and enjoy them as much as we do!


You start with leftover mashed potatoes (or mashed potatoes and cauliflower in this case), add a base, fire-roasted green chiles, then smoked salmon.  It is a great twist on New Mexican and the great Northwest!

By combining our ideas, I created these DELICIOUS Northwest New Mexican Potato Cauliflower Cakes! I have searched extensively online, by the way, and have not found ANYTHING like these.Click To Tweet

Lots of Options

When I made these for this post I used hummus and Neuchâtel cheese as my bases.  You could use a number of things…really anything you like.  For example, I am getting ready to make one of these for lunch and I am going to try plain greek yogurt as a base.  I think it will work very well.  Play around with flavors you like!  Green onions or chives would be a great garnish for this dish as well.

 



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Northwest New Mexican Potato Cauliflower Cakes 2 Ways
The Pacific Northwest collides with New Mexico in this amazing potato cauliflower cake. Made two ways, using hummus, or Neufchatel cheese topped with green chile sauce and smoked salmon, you cannot go wrong with this delightful dish. Your taste buds with love you for this and you will make it again and again!
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0
Servings
person
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0
Servings
person
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Boil your potatoes and cauliflower until fork tender.
  2. Mash the potatoes and cauliflower together the same as you would make mashed potatoes.
  3. Add an egg to the mashed potatoes and cauiliflower to bind them well. Then fry them until brown and crispy in grapeseed (or your choice) oil. Let the cakes cool completely.
  4. Once the cakes are cool, assemble one (or however many you need). First, add the base spread. I used hummus on one of mine.
  5. Here is the other I made using Neufchatel cheese as my base. Both options are delicious. Anything you would like that is similar would be great.
  6. Add your fire-roasted green chile on top of the spread.
  7. Add your smoked salmon on top of the chile.
  8. You could add a chopped green onion or chive now. Salt and pepper to taste and ENJOY!
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