Potato and onion cakes

    20 min

    These quick and easy potato and onion cakes will have everyone coming back for seconds. Use shallots, onion, spring onions or chives.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 425g mashed potatoes
    • 125g plain flour
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 120ml vegetable oil, or as needed

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Mix mashed potatoes, flour, onion, egg, black pepper and salt together in a bowl until well combined.
    2. Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat. Carefully drop a large dollop of the mixture into the pan. Cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen roll. Repeat with remaining mixture.

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    Hubby really liked these. The finely diced onion is very nice. Tip - if the potato mixture will try to stick to your hands when forming the patties. I used an ice cream scoop and wet my hands. Placed a scoop of the mixture onto my wet hand and then gently flattened them into patties. You don't really need a half cup of oil - just enough to coat the bottom of a heavy non stick skillet.  -  14 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Used this as a base to expand on....this is what I did/had on hand. Had about 1 1/2 cups mashed potatoes from the previous night to which I added about 2 Tblsp. green chili sour cream, 2 Tblsp. chopped onion, the egg, a tsp. of a salt/pepper seasoning mix and about 1/2 cup flour (sorry, didn't measure exactly but added enough to make a somewhat thick (not pourable) batter) and two strips cooked bacon which I had chopped before cooking. I used the remaining bacon grease, added a bit of cooking oil (not evoo) and about 2 Tblsp. Smart Balance to cook the cakes in. Used a medium-size cookie scoop to measure and dropped them into the med-hot pan. When I flipped them, I squished them down. Will serve with more sour cream. Have already tried them and they are DElish! Enjoy!  -  10 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used leftover mashed potatoes and substituted green onions for the onions. I found two eggs are necessary for 2 cups of potatoes. Easy and really tasty, too.  -  07 Sep 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)