This is one of my “California meets Turkey” recipes. Boiled, mashed potatoes are used as filling for many Turkish savory pastries along with cheese and olive based fillings. I wanted to serve bite size appetizers with potato filling. Cream cheese and turkey rollups that are common on party platters in California came to my mind. I combined the tortilla rollup idea with the flavor of Turkish potato salad (see recipe in my blog) and came up with this appetizer that I believe you’ll like. You can serve these as party appetizers or with afternoon tea. Enjoy!
2 medium potatoes, boiled, mashed
3 large tortillas
2 green onions, finely chopped
½ cup fresh mint, finely chopped
½ cup fresh dill, finely chopped
½ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon chili pepper (optional)
Salt to taste
Boil potatoes, peel them and mash them with a fork. Put tortillas aside. Mix chopped green ingredients in a large bowl. Save aside 2 tablespoons of the mixture to be used as garnish. Add potatoes, olive oil, peppers and salt into the large bowl. Mix them with a fork. Place a tortilla on a flat surface. Spread 1/3 of the potato mixture evenly on the tortilla. Starting at the bottom, roll it into a cylinder. Cut the edges. Cut the roll into ¼ inch slices. Place the slices on a serving dish on their flat sides. Repeat for the other 2 tortillas. Sprinkle with chopped herbs.