Easy potato cakes

Easy potato cakes


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About this recipe: These potato cakes have few ingredients but are just what you want when you think of a simple and tasty potato cake. A great side dish to a variety of meals.


Serves: 4 

  • 500g potatoes, peeled
  • 40 to 50g plain flour
  • about 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • pepper, to taste
  • 60 to 80g butter or oil

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Steam or boil potatoes in salted water until soft. Peel then push through a ricer while they are still hot. Let cool.
  2. Sift the flour and salt over the cooled mash and mix well. Make a hole in the middle of the mash, add the egg, nutmeg and pepper and stir until well combined.
  3. Form the potato mixture into a log and cut discs about 1cm thick and press flat (reshape if necessary).
  4. Heat butter or oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry potato cakes for about 5 to 10 minutes on each side, until golden brown.

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