Potato Cakes With Left Over Potato

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Today we are making potato cakes.

These are a great way of using up some left over mashed potatoes and also a nice dinner side to help bulk out a meal.

Serving suggestion: These would taste great with a rich meat stew!

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Step 1: Ingredients

You will need:

  • 1000 grams of mashed potato
  • 380 grams of flour
  • 130 grams of butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons of milk
  • 2.5 teaspoons of baking powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Step 2: The Dry

Whisk all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.

In a large bowl, break the mashed potato up with a large spoon, then mix in the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.

Step 3: Egg and Spice

Beat 5 eggs then add to the potato mixture along with the salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Continue to mix this in until it forms a sticky dough.

Step 4: Pat a Cake

Dump out the dough onto a floured surface and taking small handfuls, pat into small cakes, about 1.5 cm high and 8 cm across. I would suggest for this part to flour your hands, as the dough really is quite sticky! I made 16 cakes at the size given as well as three smaller cakes.

Place the cakes onto a greased tray.

Step 5: Glaze and Cook

Melt the butter and whisk the last egg, then combine the egg and butter and brush over the tops of the cakes. Place the tray in the middle of the oven and bake for about 30 minutes in a 200 degree C (392 F) or until risen and golden.

Step 6: These Are Great!

You can serve these straight away or leave to cool a little on a cooling rack until warm.

Very versatile side, quite easy to prepare and a fantastic way to use up left over mashed potato.

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    Phoghat

    1 year ago

    Rather than nutmeg, I think a healthy dose of onion in some form or other ( powdered perhaps) might be tastier.

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    gdsmit1

    2 years ago

    I'll have to give these a try. The potato cakes I usually make are fried up in a skillet.

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    flour on my apron gdsmit1

    Reply 2 years ago

    Mmmm, sounds delicious fried, I might have to give that a go when I next make some :)

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    mach1950

    3 years ago

    Sounds very tasty but who has a kilo of leftover mash? :-)

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    gm280

    3 years ago

    Sounds and looks yummy. I have eaten potato cake before, but with a little onion mixed in as well. Thumbs Up!

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