potato cakes

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By Lori Loucas
from San Diego

Easy peasy German recipe but goes well with any number of cuisines. Great use of leftover mashed!

serves 6-8
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For potato cakes

  • 3 c
    mashed potatoes
  • 2 lg
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 1/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp

How To Make potato cakes

  • 1
    Mix all ingredients EXCEPT the butter, until thoroughly blended. NOTE: If your potatoes were stiff, only use 2 tablespoons of the flour)
  • 2
    Form the mixture into 3-inch patties, about 1 inch thick.
  • 3
    Melt the butter over medium-high heat until bubbly. Add the potato cakes to the pan, then reduce the heat to medium. Fry until golden brown on each side.
  • 4
    Serve immediately or place in the oven on the "warm" setting.