FRIED POTATO CAKES

Fried Potato Cakes are always a good idea.

Fried Potato Cakes

We love fried potato cakes. I always use leftover mashed potatoes to make these little cakes.  They are great as appetizers with Honey Mustard Sauce or Salsa, for breakfast or just anytime.

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.  Makes about 12 patties.  Enjoy!
 
Note:  Can add chopped bacon or ham and shredded cheese.
 
Click for my recipe for Honey Mustard Sauce.
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Fried Potato Cakes

Fried potato cakes are so easy and perfect for an appetizer or for breakfast.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fried Potato Cakes
Servings: 12 patties
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients except the oil into the potatoes. Make into patties. Fry in hot oil until browned on both sides.

Notes

Can add chopped bacon or ham and shredded cheese.

 
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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

    1. 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.

    2. 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.5 stars

  3. 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.

  4. 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. =)

  5. Oh goodness. Our friends just got a deep fryer. Look at those. We get to have some fun next week.

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