Homemade Potato Cakes

Pancakes are one things but these homemade potato cakes will take you and your tummy to a whole ‘nother world of yummy! 🙂

My Granny would make these potato cakes for breakfast using leftover mashed potatoes and they were always so delicious. Just follow these step-by-step instructions and enjoy!



STEP 1) Collect these ingredients

  • Leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • Flour (just a few tablespoons)
  • butter

**In order to show you the entire recipe, I’ve boiled and mashed my potatoes rather than using leftovers. I used 6 large potatoes – this could be enough for at least 20 potato cakes.





STEP 2: Get mashing





1) Peel, quarter and boil your potatoes until soft and mashable.

2) Drain.

3) Mash with a good knob of butter and leave to cool.

4) If using cold, leftover mash then melt your butter first and then mash into the potato.

5) Add 1/2 the egg and a good scoop of flour.

6) Mix and mash until you have a soft, dough-like consistency.

Note: You may need more egg or flour depending on the type of potato and how much you have.

{For my bowl full of spuds, I used the whole egg and about 4 tbsps of flour.}


STEP 3: Let’s make some cakes





1) Use your hands to bring the potato together into a dough.

2) On a well-floured board and knead a little, adding more flour as necessary.

3) Press out to a large circle of dough about 1/2 inch thick – or thicker if you like.

4) Roll the dough and pat out into circles

5) Make sure each cake has plenty of flour top and bottom


STEP 4: Fry’em up!



1) Add a knob of butter to a heavy frying pan. (It just has to be butter I’m afraid!)

2) Add a little oil to stop the butter from burning.

3) Heat up the butter and carefully add the cakes.

4) Don’t cook too many at once otherwise they will become difficult to turn.

5) Leave for about 5 minutes before turning.

Note: Thicker cakes will take longer, up to 8-10 per side.

The butter in the pan will begin to darken so if you’re cooking in batches you may need to wipe out the pan and use fresh butter.

Enjoy for breakfast, lunch, dinner, whenever!

Allow to cool before wrapping and freezing.

For another great recipe, click here!

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