Fried Potato Cakes

Fried Potato Cakes

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15 review(s) averaging 4.7. 80% would make again

Top-ranked recipe named "Fried Potato Cakes"

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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.

"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 goo"

- jdempewolf

Ingredients

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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

Servings  

Preparation

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 9 months ago
A family favorite! So easy and tastes great!
hover 1 year ago
We had leftover potatoes from a church meal and this recipe was perfect!
skroseberg 1 year ago
marie0717 1 year ago
DestinyCooks 1 year 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 1 year ago
I tried mine with onion powder too and they were good. PS consistency of peanut butter is important
Olivegoldie 1 year ago
I made them with a little onion powder instead of onion, tasted much better.
Fourleafclover 1 year ago
lindsayann1986 2 years ago
Excellent! I added some canned tuna for a little extra protein, and a couple dashes of soy sauce.
rlhstl 2 years ago
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