Recipe by Charnie Kohn

Surprise Breaded Potatoes with Pastrami Topping

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Meat Meat
Medium Medium
6 Servings
4 Hours, 10 Minutes

No Diets specified

Elegant on the outside, surprise on the inside. These mashed potato rounds are as delicious as they are magnificent. They make for the perfect Yom Tov appetizer!


Surprise Breaded Potatoes

  • 4 Yukon gold potatoes

  • 1 sweet potato

  • 5 teaspoons salt, divided

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise, divided

Pastrami Topping

  • 1 teaspoon oil

  • 6 ounces dry rub pastrami

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon honey


Prepare Your Breaded Potato Rounds


Bring two pots of water to a boil. Dice the sweet potato into small, even cubes—place in one pot of water. Add two teaspoons salt and one tablespoon sugar. Simmer for fifteen minutes. Strain and set aside.


Meanwhile, peel and dice the Yukon gold potatoes. Place in the second pot of boiling water. Add two teaspoons salt and simmer for twenty-five minutes. Strain and add the onion powder, garlic powder, one teaspoon salt, and two heaping tablespoons of mayonnaise. Mash well until very creamy. Gently fold in the sweet potato cubes.


Use a cookie cutter, a round bowl, or the cover of a mason jar (see note) to create rounds with the potato mixture. Refrigerate for at least three hours.


Place the Pereg Thai Seasoned Sweet Chili Panko on a shallow plate. Carefully brush a light coat of mayonnaise over each potato round and dip in the bread crumbs. At this point, you can use your hands to gently shape them into perfect circles. Place on a baking sheet and lightly spray with cooking spray. Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for twenty minutes.


You want the rounds to be about two inches tall. I used the cover of a mason jar to form the perfect shape, and then I stacked them two per stack to achieve the height I wanted.

Prepare Your Pastrami Topping


Heat oil over medium heat. Add in the pastrami, mustard, and honey. Sauté for seven to 10 minutes. Serve with the breaded potato rounds.


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Surprise Breaded Potatoes with Pastrami Topping

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Devora Werner
Devora Werner
2 years ago

Does this freeze well?