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Tasty Homemade Potato Cakes

Updated on October 24, 2017
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Alyssa loves sharing her family's favorite recipes with the world. She is a wife and a mom who enjoys drinking large amounts of coffee.

Tasty homemade potato cakes.
Tasty homemade potato cakes.

I love homemade mashed potatoes. It's one of my favorite dishes during the autumn and winter seasons. The problem is that I normally make way too many, leaving me with a butter-bowl-sized amount of leftovers that hang out in the refrigerator. Mashed potatoes are delicious heated up on the second day, but potato cakes are even better! My husband and I both grew up eating these on weekend mornings, and we still love them today. They are easy to make, and everyone will love them!

Here's what you'll need:

All you need to whip up tasty potato cakes!
All you need to whip up tasty potato cakes!

Ingredients

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Steps 1-7

  1. Coat a frying pan with oil and put over medium heat.
  2. Put left over mashed potatoes in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper. Mix well.
  4. Sprinkle a household teaspoon of flour over your potatoes. Mix it in well. You will want your potatoes to have an elastic texture.
  5. Place a few tablespoons of flour into a separate bowl.
  6. Take a small amount of the potato mixture and form it into a patty with your hands.
  7. Place the patty into the bowl of flour. Lightly coat both sides of the patty. This is an important step to ensure that your potato cakes do not stick to your frying pan.

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Add a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper, and a teaspoon of flour to the leftover mashed potatoes. Mix well.Form a patty.Coat both sides of the patty with flour.
Add a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper, and a teaspoon of flour to the leftover mashed potatoes. Mix well.
Add a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper, and a teaspoon of flour to the leftover mashed potatoes. Mix well.
Form a patty.
Form a patty.
Coat both sides of the patty with flour.
Coat both sides of the patty with flour.

Steps 8-9

8. Place the patty into the frying pan. Fry for 5 minutes or until brown. Then flip and repeat on the opposite side

9. Continue until all of your mashed potatoes are gone.

Fry in oil over medium heat.
Fry in oil over medium heat.
Flip. Fry other side.
Flip. Fry other side.
Ready to eat!
Ready to eat!

Serve with your choice of condiments. I love adding jalapeño peppers to mine. My husband loves his with ketchup. They would also be delicious with onion, green peppers, and mustard. Whatever you like!

Enjoy!

Tasty potato cake topped with fresh jalapeño peppers.
Tasty potato cake topped with fresh jalapeño peppers.
Tasty potato cake with a side of ketchup.
Tasty potato cake with a side of ketchup.
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      Alyssa 4 weeks ago from Ohio

      Well Bill, you should definitely give them a try! They are delicious! :)

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      Bill Holland 4 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      You know, oddly, I don't think I've ever had a potato cake. Thanks for the recipe. I just might have to try this soon.

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      Alyssa 4 weeks ago from Ohio

      Excellent! Enjoy!

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      Devika Primić 4 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I too enjoy making treats as this as I would call it during autumn and winter. The weather makes me do t his. I will try your recipe.