Mashed Potato Cakes Recipe
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Mashed Potato Cakes Recipe

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My mother often made this recipe and probably grew up with it in the Appalachian area of Tennessee. She usually served it on Monday, making use of leftover mashed potatoes from Sunday dinner. We used to eat this topped with brown gravy.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash hot pepper sauce, optional
  • 1 tablespoon water

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 412 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 247mg cholesterol, 886mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Remove from the heat. In a large bowl, lightly beat one egg. Add the onion, potatoes, flour, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce if desired.
  2. Shape into four to six patties; place on a greased baking sheet. Lightly beat remaining egg; stir in water. Brush over potato cakes. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Mashed Potato Cakes in Reminisce March/April 2004, p50

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daisy4062 User ID: 7564277 107191
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"I make these every Monday or Tues evening after a big Sunday supper with left over mashed potatoes"

annsway1 User ID: 1667005 205876
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"I have eaten these my whole life,san the hot sauce,they are so very good. Like someones said, brown and flip over to brown the other side. Happy eating!"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 53533
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

"I did not use the hot pepper sauce. Maybe that makes the difference but we thought they were blah. If you want them brown, they need to be turned."

bevbennett User ID: 5623254 77666
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"first potato cake that tastes like home, I have been looking for this recipe a long time, I make these with eggs, bacon my husband loves them!!!!!!"

DBL_D User ID: 796649 53532
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"My mother made these cakes often when we lived on the farm in rural Iowa. We grew potatoes in our garden & raised chickens so both were plentiful besides being an economical meal. My mother would include onions when cooking this as a dinner meal, but the onions were omitted when cooked for breakfast meal. I liked putting catsup over the hot patty while my brother liked putting the fried cake in a bread sandwich with mayonnaise."

Bonnette23 User ID: 4903706 135100
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"These are fantastic! I pan fried them in some butter over medium high heat to nice them a nice crust, if my families lucky, I won't eat them all before dinner is served

; )"

pamelag21 User ID: 1233367 56500
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"Very good. My girls don't eat potatoes and they ate this! I made it even easier by just putting in a bit of onion flakes instead of the sauted onion in butter. I didn't have hot sauce so I sprinkled in a bit of cayenne pepper."

Trilby Yost User ID: 5195621 67292
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"My husband could eat these potato cakes every other day. I sometimes make them for breakfast instead of the usual hash browns."

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