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Old Fashioned Potato Cakes

timeless Delight: Old-Fashioned Potato Cakes Experience the timeless delight of Old-Fashioned Potato Cakes, a comforting recipe that transforms leftover mashed potatoes into golden, crispy patties of pure satisfaction. These potato cakes are a celebration of simplicity and flavor, with a crunchy exterior that gives way to a creamy, buttery interior. Whether you’re repurposing last night’s mashed potatoes or making them from scratch, these cakes are a nostalgic treat that can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a side dish, or even as a snack. Get ready to savor the timeless delight of Old-Fashioned Potato Cakes.

A Taste of Nostalgia

The star of this recipe is the nostalgia it brings, evoking memories of homemade comfort food served with love.

Perfect for Any Occasion

Old-Fashioned Potato Cakes are perfect for lazy weekend breakfasts, brunch gatherings, or as a side dish to complement your main course.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Old-Fashioned Potato Cakes with these variations:

  1. Cheese Lover’s: Mix grated cheddar, Swiss, or your favorite cheese into the mashed potatoes for an extra cheesy kick.
  2. Herb-Infused: Add fresh herbs like chives, parsley, or dill to the potato mixture for a burst of fresh flavor.
  3. Bacon Bliss: Incorporate crumbled bacon bits for a savory and smoky twist.

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Now that you’ve experienced the timeless delight of Old-Fashioned Potato Cakes, it’s time to savor the nostalgia and the simple, yet incredibly satisfying, flavors of this classic recipe. Share them with your loved ones, create moments of warmth, and don’t forget to leave a review to let us know how much you cherished this old-fashioned treat. Happy savoring!

Tips or Notes:

  • Use cold mashed potatoes for better consistency and easier shaping. If your mashed potatoes are too soft, refrigerate them for a while before making the cakes.
  • You can add a bit of flour to the potato mixture if it’s too moist and difficult to handle. Start with a tablespoon and add more as needed.
  • Serve the potato cakes with sour cream, applesauce, ketchup, or your favorite dipping sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make the potato cakes ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the potato cakes and refrigerate them for up to a day before frying. This allows the flavors to meld. Simply heat a skillet with oil and cook them when you’re ready to serve.

Can I freeze leftover potato cakes?

Absolutely! After frying, let the potato cakes cool completely. Then, place them on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a zip-top bag and store in the freezer for up to three months. Reheat in the oven or on the stovetop.

Old Fashioned Potato Cakes

Old Fashioned Potato Cakes

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  • 2 cups 2 cold mashed potatoes

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 grated onion

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 chopped fresh parsley

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 black pepper

  • 2 large 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 breadcrumbs

  • 2 2 -3 tablespoons vegetable oil (for frying)


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the cold mashed potatoes, all-purpose flour, grated onion, minced garlic, chopped fresh parsley, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.
  • Shape the potato mixture into six equal-sized patties, about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.
  • In one shallow bowl, place the beaten eggs. In another shallow bowl, place the breadcrumbs.
  • Dip each potato cake into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off, and then coat it evenly with breadcrumbs.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Carefully place the potato cakes in the hot oil and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove the potato cakes from the skillet and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  • Serve your Old-Fashioned Potato Cakes hot, savoring the timeless delight!

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