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potatoe cakes

a recipe by
Melody Adams
Erie, PA

Just something my grandmother would make with our leftover mashed potatoes. I like to put butter on mine.

serves 4 (depends on the size you make them.)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For potatoe cakes

  • 2 c
    leftover mashed potatoes
  • flour
  • egg
  • shredded chesse (what ever kind you like)
  • green onion
  • real bacon bits

How To Make potatoe cakes

  • 1
    Everything is eye balled but the egg so add as much of the other ingredients as you want.
  • 2
    Start to get your grease hot. I used a 8in cast iron.
  • 3
    Mix all ingredients together, potatoes, egg, green onion, bacon, chesse and add a little flour at a time to make the potatoe mixture starts to get thick/stiff.
  • 4
    Put some flour on a plate. Flour your hands and put some of the potato mixture in your hands. I make them like hamburger size patties. Put the patty on the plate with the flour and flour both sides.
  • 5
    Put patties in the hot grease and fry. Brown one side before flipping. Try to only flip one time, the patty might start to fall apart if you flip to much.
  • 6
    After frying put patties on a plate with a paper towel to drain off any grease.