Mashed Potato Cakes

When I think potato cakes, I think breakfast.

served with fried eggs and bacon

I love leftover Mashed Potato Cakes for breakfast.

Just take leftover mashed potato and refrigerate it overnight (must be real potato and not instant!).
Form cakes in the morning with the cold potato.
Dredge them in flour and fry in hot bacon grease, turning once (I keep them two at a time, makes it easier to fry and turn)..not the healthiest thing in the world, but oh so good.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kate
    Dec 16, 2009 @ 09:43:36

    This is one of my FAVORITE ways to eat leftover mashed potatoes. Your photos capture the perfection and crunchy goodness of a delicious and hot potato cake. YUM!


  2. kevin
    Dec 16, 2009 @ 11:22:17

    My mother used to make these, I haven’t thought about them in years. I’m tempted to make some mashed potatoes just to make the pancakes.


  3. Sue
    Dec 16, 2009 @ 13:08:23

    Hey Kate and kevin..long time no see..yes..don’t ya just love mashed potato cakes!


  4. penny
    Jan 05, 2010 @ 05:39:15

    Happy New Year! I am going to have to make some mashed potatoes just so I can make these for breakfast. Beautiful.


  5. bellini valli
    Feb 01, 2010 @ 16:41:37

    These have to be one of my favourite breakfast foods of all time. They bring the humble potato to new heights. It is funny how we come across so many interesting blogs. I found you by googling Anthony Sedlak’s Cottage Pie which was the Food Network Challenge last year.


  6. wine blog
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 19:17:34

    I’ll eat potato cakes any time of day! They look yummy…..Maybe some peanut sauce would go nicely.


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    Mar 11, 2010 @ 09:50:19

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  8. Charles
    May 02, 2011 @ 03:58:02

    We do something similar with mashed potatoes, albeit we use freshly mashed which is allowed to cool down.
    Get a size, similar toy ours, open a trough in the middle, fill it with minced meat and onion mixture which is browned and seasoned. Bring over the sides and close the top with the potato.
    Then like you flour and fry.
    Makes a nice meal, but would not suggest it for breakfast.
    As with most of our meals we wash it down a while afterwards, this tiem with some coffee from our regular supplier The Tea and Coffee Emporium.


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