Old-Fashioned Potato Cakes Recipe

Old-Fashioned Potato Cakes Recipe 

These potato cakes are simple and quick to make with only a few ingredients. Great with any meal and kids of all ages love them! Put your leftover mashed potatoes to good use with this top-rated potato cake recipe. These are the simple ingredients you’ll need to make this potato cake recipe (you likely already have most of them at home!): 

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins


2 cups mashed potatoes

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 onion, diced

1 egg

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup vegetable oil, or as needed


⭐Mix mashed potatoes, flour, onion, egg, black pepper, and salt in a bowl until well combined, similar to a batter consistency.

⭐Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.

⭐Drop 4-inch circles of batter into the hot oil.

⭐Cook until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes per side; drain on paper towels. Repeat with any remaining batter.


What to Serve With Potato Cakes

Serve the potato cakes as a side dish with a dollop of sour cream. You can also balance the savory recipe with a sweet homemade applesauce. Fresh chives or green onions will add a burst of flavor and color.

How to Store Potato Cakes

Store your leftover potato cakes in an airtight container (lined with paper towels to absorb the excess oil) in the refrigerator for up to two days. Reheat in the oven or in the air fryer for the crispiest results.

Can You Freeze Potato Cakes? 

While potato cakes are best fresh, they can be frozen. Flash freeze the patties, then transfer them to a zip-top bag or another freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to three months.

Nutritional Info:

calories255total fat 5g saturated fat 1g cholesterol 49mg sodium 627mg total carbohydrate 45g dietary fiber 3g total sugars 3g protein 7g vitamin c 9mg calcium 44mg iron 2mg potassium 407mg

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