Potato Cake


Potato cakes are great for breakfast. Mashed potato cakes with a cheese surprise in the middle.

close up view of Potato Cakes with sour cream and green onions on a plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 servings


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • salt to taste

  • 1 pinch garlic salt

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. In a medium size mixing bowl combine mashed potatoes, egg, flour, salt (if needed) and garlic salt. Mix well.

  2. Melt butter in a large frying pan over a low heat. Drop pancake-size (4 inch circles) lumps of mashed potatoes into the frying pan. Pat to flatten to 1/2 to 1 inch thickness. Sprinkle some cheddar cheese onto the mashed potato cake. Spoon more potato mixture over the cheese. Flip the potato cake over when the bottom is browned (about 10 minutes). Brown the other side (about 10 minutes).

Editor's Note:

If your mashed potatoes are already well seasoned, use garlic powder or fresh garlic instead of garlic salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

603 Calories
29g Fat
62g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 603
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 172mg 57%
Sodium 1226mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 22%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 478mg 37%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 751mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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