Potato Cakes

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Serves: a whole sheet or 2 sheets of patties
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Cooking Method: Bake


1/4 c finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp minced garlic
6 c cold mashed potatoes
2 egg yolks
1/4 stick melted buttr
1/4 c flour
1/2 c frozen spinach, drained and chopped
6 slice american cheese, broken up in little pieces
3/4 c shredded cheddar
1/4 c shredded mozzerella
2 to 3 Tbsp parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp italian parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

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Helene Mulvihill Recipe
Well Seasoned
Magnolia, TX (pop. 1,393)
Member Since Jan 2011
Helene's notes for this recipe:
I made up this recipe back in 1985 when I got my first apartment and was begining to experiment in the kitchen. I was trying to use leftovers, but I didnt know how to cook. After many years of adjusting the recipe this is how we make it now. Turns out we love to eat this with breakfast, eggs, bacon and potato cakes!
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We really like recipe for several reasons. First, no frying! Sometimes it's nice to bake instead of fry, and with this recipe you don't miss out on any flavor. And second, these are a terrific way to make use of leftover mashed potatoes! They give day-old taters a whole new life. Yum.


sautee onions and garlic in 1 T of butter, set aside
mix potatoes with egg yolks, then add the melted butter,flour, spinach, cheeses and salt and pepper and parsley. add sautee onion mixture.
on greased and floured cookie sheet, make golf ball sized balls and press them ito patties
sprinkle with paprika and extra parmesan cheese, more salt and pepper if you like
bake at 425 for half an hour to 45 minutes. the cheeses should be turning brown on top and the potatoes should begin to become golden.
we've also made this spreading it across the entire cookie sheet and then cutting it into wedges.
***NOTE*** sometimes I add leftovers from the fridge, like chopped green pepper to the sautee, or diced ham or crumbled bacon

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user Dana Ramsey DRamsey - Feb 4, 2011
OMG girl you are on a roll! I love potatoe cakes and these sound absolutely wonderful. Have saved it and added you to my favorite cook list! Thanks.
user Helene Mulvihill WeBakeinTX - Feb 4, 2011
these are DEADLY LOL!! Don't plan on doing anything after, you cant stop eating them and they're very dense and filling!
user Carole F BakersQueen - Feb 4, 2011
Ohhhhhhhhhhh, I like the sound of these...YUM!
user Debby DeRousse cakesbydebby - Feb 4, 2011
These are really good. Never throw out left over mashed potatoes!!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Apr 20, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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