Shrimp Patties with Potatoes in Dry Chile Sauce

Hi Everyone I hope you are doing well!
Here you have another of my favorite Mexican Recipes for this Lent Season, I hope you like them! Enjoy!

Ingredients for Shrimp Patties:
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 2 oz Dry Ground  Shrimp
  • + Vegetable Oil for frying

Ingredients for Potatoes in Red Sauce
  • 5 Medium Potatoes
  • 6 Guajillo Dry Chilies
  • 6 Puya Dry Chilies
  • 10 Tomatillos
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • ½ teaspoon Dry Oregano
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil 

Make the Red Sauce: Remove the skin from the tomatillos, rinse the tomatillos with warm water and them place them in a saucepan.  Remove the stems from the dry chillies, then cut the chillies in half and place them in the same saucepan with the tomatillos. Add plenty of water and cook these on medium high heat until the chilies are soft and the tomatillos are cooked. (10-15 minutes)

Wash, peel and dice the potatoes into small cubes.  
In a large sauce pan, heat up  about ½ - 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and then add in the diced potatoes, season the potatoes with salt and pepper to taste, give them a stir, then add about ¼ cup of water. Cover with a lid, and cook the potatoes until they are tender.

Once the dry chilies and the tomatillos are cooked, now place them in a blender, add in one garlic clove, one bay leaf, salt to taste, and about one cup of water, blend on high until well blended.  Set aside for a minute.

Once the potatoes are cooked, now strain the red sauce over the potatoes, if the sauce is too thick, feel free to add more water. Give it a stir, taste the flavor add more salt and pepper if needed.  Cook until the sauce comes to a boil.   Once  it starts to boil, add the dry oregano, give it a quick stir, and continue boil for one more minute. Then set aside until you are ready to use it.

Now to make the Shrimp Patties:  Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks.   Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then add in the egg yolks one at a time. Then slowly also add in the Ground shrimp. Once everything is well combined set it aside for a minute.

Preheat plenty of vegetable oil to a temperature of 350ºF. Once the oil is hot, now spoon the egg mixture over the hot oil, and cook the patties until well cooked and golden brown. They will cook in about 2 minutes per side, but you have to flip them around a few times to prevent them from browning too much.

Once they are cooked, place them on paper towels to remove the excess oil. And continue to cook the rest of the egg Mixture.

Once you are done, you can either add the patties into the same saucepan with the red sauce and potatoes, or you can keep them separate.  (if you add the to the red sauce, just place them in the sauce, and cook for another 2 more minutes until heated through)

I like to keep them separate.  So i just serve the patties with a side of white rice, then top the shrimp patties with the potatoes in red sauce, and that’s it.