Potato Cakes “Leftover Delight”

02 Sep
Fried Mashed Potato Patties

Potato Cakes

Over the years I have tried and tried to make potato cakes from left over mashed potatoes, never successfully. Well never successfully until now. I used my left over “Baked Mashed Potatoes” ….. and yes, finally, something I can’t get enough of.


  • 9 to 12  patties made from leftover cold “Baked Mashed Potatoes”, about the size of a big biscuit, flattened.
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten with a fork
  • bacon grease or vegetable oil

First thing, make sure the Baked Mashed Potato leftovers are cold, hopefully refrigerated overnight. Patty up the potatoes. I make them about the size of a big biscuit. In a bowl stir together the flour, Italian Bread Crumbs, salt and pepper. In second bowl, add your beaten eggs.

Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat, then add your bacon grease, or vegetable oil if that’s what you prefer. But I promise the bacon grease brings another level of flavor that is wonderful. You’ll need it about 1/8″-inch deep. Fry on each side until golden brown. Serve hot or warm.

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Posted by on September 2, 2013 in Breakfast, Left-Over Delights, Vegetables


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6 responses to “Potato Cakes “Leftover Delight”

  1. Leslie

    September 2, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    I have never been able to keep them together. I look forward to trying this. Thanks.

    • flyfishbrat

      September 2, 2013 at 4:01 PM

      Hi Leslie, that’s the problem I have always had. Using the leftovers from my Baked Mashed Potatoes solved that problem. I hope you will enjoy my recipe as much as we did. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Teresa

    September 3, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    My Mom used to make these all the time, although she only used mashed potatoes and grease–maybe salt and pepper. We used to eat them with ketchup growing up! Thanks for bringing back the memories!

    • flyfishbrat

      September 4, 2013 at 7:36 PM

      Hi Teresa, good to hear from you. Glad this brought a good memory back.

  3. stuffitellmysister

    September 9, 2013 at 8:32 AM



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