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Potato Cakes

These Potato Cakes are so simple and delicious and a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. Potato Cakes can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, a snack, and make a wonderful side dish. Kids also LOVE potato cakes! I also love that you can add a wide variety of ingredients to give them your very own twist.

Basic Potato Cake


2 cups mashed potatoes

2 eggs

1/2 to 1 cup of flour

vegetable oil about 1 cup just enough to shallow fry the cakes

1/2 cup of additional flour to dredge cakes in before frying

Other Ingredient Options

1 Tbsp of dry ranch seasoning

Meat: diced ham, crumbled bacon, crumbled sausage, chopped turkey,

Cheese: shredded cheddar, shredded mozzarella, shredded gouda, shredded colby jack chopped green onion or chives

sauteed onion and peppers

chopped asparagus


In a bowl combine mashed potatoes, eggs, and flour. Add enough flour to form a patty, the mixture should be slightly sticky. Stir well. Place about 1/2 cup of flour on a plate, form mixture into cakes and dredge in the flour. In a large skillet heat oil on medium heat. Once oil is hot place floured cake in oil and cook for a couple minutes on each side. Cakes should be golden brown on each side. Top with sour cream and chopped green onion.

For a video tutorial visit my YouTube channel

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