Sunday Brunch: Potato Cakes Recipe

Sunday Brunch: Potato Cakes Recipe

[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

If you find yourself in the position of having too many leftover potatoes and not enough gravy, these simple cakes makes a quick crisp brunch. As they cook, the potatoes and cheese tend to get soft, so be gentle when flipping. A bloody mary and couple of potato cakes will surely take the edge off any sort of post-holiday drowsiness.

  • Yield:Serves 4
  • Active time: 20 minutes
  • Total time:20 minutes


  • 2 cups mashed potato
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/3 cup sliced scallions
  • kosher salt and cracked black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • butter for frying
  • sour cream, to garnish
  • sliced scallion, to garnish


  1. 1.

    Mix together mashed potatoes, cheese and scallions until thoroughly combined. Form potato mixture into 8 evenly sized patties. In separate trays, place flour, eggs and breadcrumbs; coat each patty in flour, then eggs, then breadcrumbs.

  2. 2.

    Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add a knob of butter. Working in batches, fry patties until golden brown. Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream and more sliced scallions.