The flavor of these cakes is outstanding. I have to admit, I took some creative license, instead of pan frying, I used my deep fryer, and I have to say, I got a gorgeous result- golden brown, with no overly dark spots, and completely cooked through. I set the heat at 325, and cooked for 5 minutes, then sprinkled with kosher salt when they came out. As for the mix, I found that one potato was not enough (for a 1/2 recipe) so I added a 1/4 cup of instant mashed potatoes, which really helped hold the mixture together. I'd add a bit more spice next time, either more cayenne (if you like hot) or some smoked paprika (if you like mild). This is definately a recipe I would make again, especially if I had company to impress. Instead of the tomato salsa (looks good, but tomatoes are not in season), I just topped with some fresh lemon juice. Thanks for posting a great recipe! Made for ZWT5 by one of the Cooks with Dirty Faces.
"I wish you could stay at home and make stuff like this everyday" was the exact quote I got from my husband while eating these. There is an abundance of taste with these, From the sausage, shrimp, seasonings and the very unique salsa. Every bite was a little different and very enjoyable. I recommend making the patties pretty small because they take a while to cook through and they fall apart easily. I also had to use kielbasa sausage because my grocery didn't have chorizo, and I also used dried chili peppers. One down fall is that if you use all fresh ingredients - this recipe is a lot of work! But it was worth it! Made for ZWT5, Spain region for Ali Babbas Babes!
I did some amount changes to this and also added in fresh garlic and cayenne pepper, I omitted the bay leaves, used russet taters, frozen corn, I did not make the salsa although next time I certainly will, the cakes were wonderful, thanks Bluemoon!