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5 from 1 vote

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


  • 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.


Can add chopped bacon or ham and shredded cheese.