Mashed Potato Cakes Recipe

Mashed Potato Cakes Recipe
  • Yield:6


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (with milk, butter, or anything you put in them)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil


  1. 1.

    Stir together the potatoes, egg, cheese and salt in a small bowl. Refrigerate until very cold.

  2. 2.

    Heat butter and oil in a 12-inch frying pan over medium-high heat.

  3. 3.

    Divide the potatoes into 6 portions, form into flat rounds and place in the pan, leaving space between them.

  4. 4.

    Allow potatoes to set, about 2 minutes, then turn the heat to low and cook until the potatoes are golden brown on the bottom. About 6 minutes.

  5. 5.

    Raise the heat, turn the potatoes over, and cook until they set, about 2 minutes. Lower the heat and cook until the potatoes are well browned, about 5 minutes.

  6. 6.

    Remove the potatoes from the pan with a spatula and drain on paper towels. Serve warm.