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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Mashed Potato Cakes

My mom and I love trying out new recipes. For the very first time she cooked potato cakes for breakfast today and it was delicioso. 
Potato pancakes are good for us for several reasons. They don't have a lot of additives and other high sodium seasonings, unless you add it in. They are high in potassium which is great for people with high blood pressure, especially if you take medication that has a water pill in it. You don't have to add syrup on them unless you want to, because they taste great without it. When you make the mashed potatoes for the pancakes, all you need are boiled potatoes, a little milk and a little unsalted butter and some sodium free seasonings like onion or garlic powder.

Here is the recipe:  Mashed Potato Cakes
Total Time:
25 min
5 min
20 min
4 servings

  • 2 cups chilled mashed potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Divide the mashed potatoes into 8 equal portions. Use your hands to form 1/2-inch thick patties.
Heat the oil with the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until almost smoking. Mix the flour with the salt and pepper in a pie plate. Coat the potato patties in the flour mixture. Add the potato cakes to the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook until they have formed a golden crust, 15 to 20 minutes. (Peek underneath using a spatula before turning.) Turn and cook the other side until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper and serve hot.
Note: Make mashed potatoes from the "innards" of the Garlic Roasted Potato Skins by mashing them with 1/2 cup hot milk and 4 tablespoons of softened, unsalted butter. Don't forget to season them with salt and pepper! Chill the mashed potatoes overnight for the best results.

Make sure you let me know how you like it!!! Enjoy.


  1. oohwee! I am trying these tonight. Thanks!

    1. Your Welcome. Hope you like them.

  2. This looks yummy! I will try these out soon!