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Potato Cakes

Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


  • Cold Leftover Mashed Potatoes (about 1.5 - 2 cups)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Breadcrumbs or more to make a thick potato mixture
  • Minced Onion, Bell Pepper, and/or Garlic To Taste
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Additional Breadcrumbs for Coating


  1. Into cold leftover mashed potatoes mix one egg and some minced onion, bell pepper and/or garlic into potatoes. Season with salt & pepper and then mix in enough breadcrumbs to make the mixture thick enough to roll into approximately 1" balls. Set aside about another 1/4 cup breadcrumbs if desired for coating.
  2. Pour enough oil to cover the bottom of your skillet and heat at medium until hot. Take each ball of potato and roll in reserved breadcrumbs to coat, mashing ball into a thick patty and place patty into hot oil. Cook each side until brown and serve.