Potato Salad Leftover Transformation




Introduction: Potato Salad Leftover Transformation

About: Hi, I'm Tess! I love to cook : )

Potato Cakes

Serves: 2 ⎟Time: 10 minutes

If you have lots of extra potato salad (or mashed potato) leftovers, this is a fun, easy way to get rid of it fast!



3 cups potato salad

1/2 cup cheddar cheese

1 small onion

1/4 cup flour

1 egg


1/2 cup crumbled bacon

1 tablespoon minced rosemary

1 tablespoon minced parsley

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon cumin

Step 1: Prep the Ingredients.

  • Mash the potato salad. (Skip if using mashed potatoes)
  • Grate the cheese.
  • Lightly beat the egg.

  • Dice the onion.

Step 2: Form the Patties.

  • In a large bowl, add the mashed potatoes, cheese, flour, egg, and bonus ingredients (if using).
    • PRO Tip: if you don't have a potato masher, use your hands and squeeze.
  • Mix everything together with your hands, or a wooden spoon.
  • Form into patties of desired size, and transfer to a plate.

Step 3: Fry the Patties.

  • Pour a layer of oil into a skillet, about 1/4 an inch deep.
  • Bring to medium-high heat.
  • When the oil starts to shimmer, add the potato patties.
  • Fry for 3-4 minutes, depending on size, until each side is golden brown.


Oven-Baked Alternative:

  • Preheat oven to 425F.

  • Grease a baking sheet, or line with foil.

  • Place patties onto the sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, flip the patties over, and bake another 10 minutes, until browned.

Step 4: Serve.

** Customize this recipe to your taste! Add hot sauce, scallions, Gruyere, or nuts to the potato mixture. **

  • Serve on top of a salad.
  • Serve with a fried egg and sausage.
  • Serve with meat of your choice.

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    John deCaux
    John deCaux

    5 years ago

    Looks amazing! I'm going to give these a go


    Reply 5 years ago

    Awesome, John! Let me know how they turn out :D