Monday 19 October 2015

Potato Cakes From Mash

These potato cakes are very frugal and oh so yummy.  Served on their own as a lunch or served with a salad in Summer they make a delightful treat to eat. My Mum started making these when I was iny teens.  There's no recipe as such so I've written down what I use to make them

Left over mashed potato or potato and pumpkin together. You need as little as a cup in quantity
1/2 cup of grated cheese
Sprinkle of -
Garlic salt or powder
1 teaspoon of chives or parsley
Olive oil for cooking
Plain flour for coating
Paper towel on a plate for draining

In a large bowl mixed together the mash and seasonings until well combined

In a smaller bowl add 2 - 3 tablespoons of plain flour

Place rounded tablespoons of the mash mix into the flour and coat.

Place the potato cakes in a heated fry pan with olive oil.

Flatten the potato cakes a little

Cook on each side until golden brown

Serve with sauce or tomato relish


*  I prefer to use cold mash as it's easier to form into balls to coat in the flour

*  Be careful that the oil is not too hot as the potato cakes can burn very quickly.

*  If the mash mix is too soft,  add a little flour until it stiffens a bit

*  If I'm planning on serving pumpkin and potato mash with dinner the night before,  I cook up extra so I can make these potato cakes the following night.

*  Store them in the fridge for two days if you make too many.

Left over pumpkin and potato mash
Add the seasonings
Cook in olive oil
Golden brown
Ready to eat.


  1. My grandmother used to make these when i was little. They are one of my favourite comfort foods.

  2. Yummy Wendy! I make these too but add fresh coriander and chopped chilli to them. Very nice indeed and so frugal and delicious! Love, Mimi xxx

  3. Yum, love these Wendy. I also sometimes use up leftover vegies, xxx

  4. Wendy, at my house we call these potato cakes. When I make mashed potatoes, I always try to make enough to have leftovers for potato cakes!

  5. Darren actually made these at the weekend and made them into croquettes, they were so yum :)

  6. I bought 2 large pumpkins today and will be trying theses cakes tomorrow with mashed potato and roast pumpkin.

  7. Nice! Never really thought to make potato cakes. I usually use my left over mash for shepherds pie. Do they freeze well?
    Will have to give this a go sometime :D
    Thanks wendy!

    1. I haven't tried freezing them Anne so I'm not sure. They don't last long enough to freeze. Everyone fights over them.

  8. Yum! I remember my mum making these. Thank you Wendy :)



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