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Potato Cake

Rated as 4.34 out of 5 Stars

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

35 m servings 603
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

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  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).

Footnotes

  • 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; 28.5 61.6 24.5 172 1226 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

the problem with some people saying this is bland, because it needed spicing up.. should then spice it up,,, when you read what goes into a recipe and it sounds like something else should be add...

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I thought this was going to be a great recipe for left over mashed potatoes, but I found it to be very, very bland. It would be really easy to make it taste better if you mix in some of the thi...

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the problem with some people saying this is bland, because it needed spicing up.. should then spice it up,,, when you read what goes into a recipe and it sounds like something else should be add...

THIS is the way I've had potato pancakes since I was a kid. In fact, I'd never had the uncooked shredded kind until I was an adult. I guess it was thanks to Mom's frugality. The way these are...

There's a lot I learned for this, but its a great recipe with some help! I used loaded instant potatos after reading other reviews. I started with the heat on 2, then got tired of waiting long...

These pancakes are light and fluffy. I followed the recipe exactly. The only thing to remember is to have your mashed potatoes at room temperature. They cook very quickly.

Very, very, good!! I took advice and added extra garlic powder and 2 small green onions. I also just added the cheese to the mixture instead of adding cheese on top and a second layer of potat...

This was great! So great that I took a picture of it! :P It was super easy to make with leftover mashed potatoes. The first time I made it, I made fresh mashed potatoes and the cakes were di...

I thought this was going to be a great recipe for left over mashed potatoes, but I found it to be very, very bland. It would be really easy to make it taste better if you mix in some of the thi...

I loved this recipe to use up leftover mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving. I altered the recipe slightly by adding about 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/2 can of corn, 1/2 c chopped red bell pepper and ...

If you omitted the cheese you would have my grand mother's recipe, except she called them potato pancakes. She fried her's in bacon drippings and it gave them great flavor. I make mine with the ...