Crispy fried potato cutlets are a delicious companion for eggs and bacon.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool.

  • Mash potatoes and bread cubes together in a large bowl. Mix in egg, salt, cayenne, jalapeno, and cilantro. Shape potato mixture into patties and coat with bread crumbs.

  • Heat oil in a large tall-sided skillet until almost smoking. Carefully slide cutlets into oil. Cook, turning once, until golden brown on both sides. Remove from heat and drain. Serve warm.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

296.2 calories; protein 8g 16% DV; carbohydrates 46.6g 15% DV; fat 8.8g 14% DV; cholesterol 46.5mg 16% DV; sodium 887.4mg 36% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
nice dish for snacks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
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Rating: 4 stars
This recipe has been waiting for a picture since 2004 and only had one review. These were pretty darned good. A problem with the recipe though is that is calls for the potato patties to be coated in bread crumbs but the recipe does not call for bread crumbs. I used panko crumbs and it gave them a nice crispy exterior. Thanks for a nice recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These are delicious! I was looking for something to make that used few potatoes (because that’s all I had left). I had all the rest of the ingredients. This recipe is carb-heavy. My family loved it. Even with the jalepenos and cayenne pepper in it, it wasn’t overly spicy. I would definitely make this again! Read More