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Amazing Fried Potato Cakes to Try Right Now

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Left over mashed potatoes? Here’s a brilliant way to upgrade them – Fried potato cakes!

Nothing in my kitchen goes to waste so I always use leftover mashed potatoes to make fried potato cakes. Everyone in my family loves and enjoys them. Every time I make mashed potatoes, I also reserve a lot of extra and save it for making these little cakes. They are a good side dish for another dinner, and they are great for breakfast with eggs.



  • 2 cups mashed potatoes – unseasoned
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion or several green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (can use cayenne if you like heat)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • ¾-1 cup oil for frying



  1. Mix all ingredients into the potatoes except the oil. Form it into patties. 
  2. Fry in hot oil until browned on both sides. This recipe makes about 12 patties.


Buon Mangiata!

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