Fried Potato Cakes

Fried Potato Cakes

15 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 80% would make again

Ready in 20 minutes

A great way to use leftover mashed potatoes. It does not take much to make enough to serve 4 people so save your leftover potatoes even the instant will do but regular potatoes are best.


1 cup mashed potatoes; leftover cold
1 egg; beaten
2 tbsp flour
1 small onion; chopped fine
salt & pepper; to taste
oil; for frying

Original recipe makes 4



1. In medium size bowl, beat the egg. Add the cold potatoes, chopped onion, flour and seasonings. Mix well. If mixture seems too thick, add a small amount of milk to make mixture the consistence of peanut butter (thick, not as runny as pancake batter).

2. Put approximately 1/4 cup oil in large skillet over medium heat and allow to heat pan before adding the mixture.

When heated, use a serving spoon and drop a spoonful of mixture into the hot oil. Leave a little space between each to allow browning and make it easier to turn each one over.

3. As each one browns on bottom, turn over and brown the other side. Do not rush the browning so the inside will have sufficient time to cook throughly. Medium to dark brown is best.

4. Remove from oil and place on paper towels to drain. Serve warm.

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Turned out great. Did not use bacon though.
lagace13 2y ago

A family favorite! So easy and tastes great!
hover 2y ago

We had leftover potatoes from a church meal and this recipe was perfect!
skroseberg 2y ago

I didnt follow the recipe exactly so im not going to vote it down... But my mixture was not thick enough and didnt stick together... Nd i miffed because i used olive oil to fry.... The ones that did stay together had the start of something good
jdempewolf 3y ago

I tried mine with onion powder too and they were good. PS consistency of peanut butter is important
Olivegoldie 3y ago

I made them with a little onion powder instead of onion, tasted much better.
Fourleafclover 3y ago

Excellent! I added some canned tuna for a little extra protein, and a couple dashes of soy sauce.
rlhstl 4y ago

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