Mashed potatoes mixed with chopped ham and fresh chives are shaped into cakes and baked until golden brown and crisp.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 10 mins
1 hr 25 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Peel potatoes (if desired) and place in large sauce pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer, cooking for 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are tender-soft.

  • Meanwhile, in skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and cook onion for 10-12 minutes or until soft and translucent. Drain potatoes thoroughly and place in large bowl with remaining butter, salt and pepper. With mixer or potato masher, blend potatoes and butter until mixed while retaining a slightly chunky texture. Fold in cooked onion, eggs, ham and chives.

  • Line baking sheet with parchment or lightly grease. In ring mold or biscuit cutter, sprinkle bottom interior with bread crumbs and fill mold with potato mixture until top is slightly rounded, topping again with bread crumbs. Remove ring and repeat with remaining potato mixture, spacing cakes about 1 inch apart. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until tops are golden brown and beginning to crisp. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve hot.

Chef's Tip:

Go the extra mile and make homemade bread crumbs! Use a nice rustic bread, olive oil and even some garlic and fresh herbs for additional flavor. Save any extra in an airtight container for future use.

Nutrition Facts

356 calories; protein 12.3g; carbohydrates 40.9g; fat 16.6g; cholesterol 88.9mg; sodium 736.7mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
The recipe left out ingredients such as the potatoes & the onions. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was a great meal to make out of our baked ham dinner leftovers! We served with Worcestershire sauce and left over gravy to enhance the flavor and moisten it up! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Everyone loved it. I put the ham and other ingredients in the food processor and added more eggs and also used panko instead of bread crumbs Read More