To save some time the potatoes can be boiled up to 2 hours in advance and let stand at room temperature --- I usually peel just a strip of potato skin (about 1/2-inch depending on the size of the potato) down the middle leaving peel on both sides, it makes a nice presentation if you are serving them to dinner guests, if new baby potatoes are not in season just purchase the smallest potatoes that you can find for this :)
My mom has the amazing ability to turn the mundane into something awesome. Never fail, one of my 5 brothers or sisters would ask for this every night. Simple, Tasty, Attractive and goes with just about anything. You can adjust the amounts to your liking as potatoes come in all sizes. Southern all the way!
These are very inexpensive and generally sold as street food to be eaten on the street as an egg and potato sandwich stuffed into flatbread with a thin sauce tomatish or purchased and brought home. I have spoken to a couple of my favorite vendors and have come up with this authentic recipe. I adore the egg and potato sandwiches and also love these cakes simply dipped into sauce tomatish and eaten as is. This is poor man's food and sells for 5-10DH ($.70) a sandwich depending on how many eggs and potatoes you want in your sandwich. One of my favorites comes from a man with a table, frying pan, 5 litre jug of oil, a single gas burner, flats of eggs, stacks of bread and rows of potato cakes with bottles of sauce tomatish which his wife makes for him at home each morning to sell. Many of these vendors appear only late at night when all other places to eat have closed. Don't be tempted to use eggs to bind these or they will cease to be Moroccan potato cakes. Easy and yummy comfort food! These are also often eaten at room temperature and/or a bit cold though not from the fridge cold. c.2005
This is the sauce from my Reggae Wraps recipe. After several people asked me to post it separately I gave in. This sauce is great on just about anything but shoe leather! WONDERFUL on ASIAN cuisine, INDIAN dishes, just about anything that is grilled or spicy! Try this on tacos, burritos, grilled meats, seafood or veggies. Hope you enjoy it.