FRIED POTATO CAKES
Fried Potato Cakes are always a good idea and a wonderful way to use any leftover mashed potatoes. I know.. so many people say they never have any leftover but it you do.. try these delicious little treats. They are a wonderful appetizer or side dish!
Fried Potato Cakes Ingredients Needed:
All Purpose Flour
Oil for frying
As you can see it doesn’t take much to make up these Fried Potato Cakes. Simple ingredients and easy to make. You can serve them with any kind of dipping sauce. Personally sour cream is our favorite and we add chives to the sour cream! I think Ranch Dressing or Honey Mustard is also a good addition.
“Love these! Momma always made these with leftover mashed potatoes….so good and worked as a side and “bread” at same time. Can’t beat down-home simple food made with love!” – Susie
“I am so happy to see this. I grew up in Nashville and my Mother always made potato cakes like this with leftover mashed potatoes. I live in the Midwest now and everyone thinks I am crazy!” – Mary
“I have lived in Indiana all of my life I can remember my parents making these out of left over mashed potatoes I loved them dearly. I haven’t had them for a long time but I have thought about making some this week end. Good simple down home food nothing better.” – Beverly
If you love these you will also love our Amish Onion Patties, they have wonderful reviews.
Full printable recipe in recipe card below.
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Fried Potato Cakes
- 2 cups mashed potatoes
- 1 egg
- 1 small onion or several green onions chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper can use cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup oil for frying
- Mix all ingredients except the oil into the potatoes. Make into patties. Fry in hot oil until browned on both sides.
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I made as the receipe called for, I only used my electric griddle buttered instead. The potato cakes turned out nice and golden brown but I feel like the 1 cup of flour is too much. Can I use less or possibly sub for almond flour?
Excellent. Very tasty and satisfying – my family liked them. The only tricky part was the transfer from the floured board to pan, haha. Everything went well accordingly. I cooked them a non-stick pan, but definitely will use iron next time for a good sear and crispy outside.
Thanks for the recipe
Can you fry in bacon fat for extra flavor?
My mom has made these for years, but she uses iitalian bread crumbs instead of flour.
Thanks, I will try that. It sounds good.
Love these! Momma always made these with leftover mashed potatoes….so good and worked as a side and “bread” at same time. Can’t beat down-home simple food made with love!
Could you use gluten free bread crumbs instead of flour?
You can try it, Debra. I never have.
I am so happy to see this. I grew up in Nashville and my Mother always made potato cakes like this with leftover mashed potatoes. I live in the Midwest now and everyone thinks I am crazy!
My family made these also, just like the recipe here. So good.
I have lived in Indiana all of my life I can remember my parents making these out of left over mashed potatoes I loved them dearly. I haven’t had them for a long time but I have thought about making some this week end. Good simple down home food nothing better.
I am from Va and we started out in the country. I came from a big family so my mom used the leftover for everything. I just always throw everything together and it comes out tasting good.
yum – yum! Hard not to love these!
You can also bake this!!! No oil…….saves many calories!!!
Love potato cakes, but what caught my attention was the Bybee pottery in the pic.
Used to make these years ago. Great with a dollop of sour cream.
I love mine with Granny Smith applesauce. oh so good!
Love this site THANK YOU!
I make these from time to time and add bacon bits to them. I use left over white or brown gravy for dipping. Have even been known to fix them for breakfast, put an over easy egg on top with gravy. Very good.
Heard about these I’m going to try them this morning thanks
I love this site!!!
MMMM! These are true comfort food for me…my mama made them often when I was growing up. Thanks for the reminder….my mouth is watering already. =)
Oh goodness. Our friends just got a deep fryer. Look at those. We get to have some fun next week.