Potato cake recipe that’s a perfect side dish for Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas. They taste incredible and already portioned out for you.
I know you’ve made good ol’ mashed potatoes, but have you ever made potato cakes using that yummy mixture??!! You should mix it up a bit this holiday and try this easy loaded potato cake recipe that everybody will love!(originally published 4/16)
- It’s a perfect potato side dish that is already portioned out and full of flavor, much more than traditional mashed potatoes.
Perfect for Easter dinner or a side dish during the year.
You’ve probably made baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, and maybe even potato cakes…..well this is a mixture of them all!
This is a terrific way to serve potatoes at Thanksgiving, they taste great, and are already portioned out! L
et’s start with the base of this potato recipe and go from there.
You’re going to start by boiling 4-5 potatoes, you will need 2 cups of mashed potato for this recipe.
It will make a total of about 6 loaded baked potato cakes so if you want more just double the recipe.
Mash those potatoes in a bowl and add all of the following ingredients until it is mixed and looks something like this.
Potato cakes recipe
- Mashed potatoes
- Bread crumbs
- Sour cream
- Green onion
- Salt and pepper
What is nice about potato cakes rather than always serving mashed potatoes at dinner or at Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas time is it is something different.
It has a nice crust around the edges which makes it super flavorful, and it is already portioned out so you can make one for everyone and know you are making enough.
I like using a cast iron skillet to make these, but any pan will do if you don’t have one (or if yours is dirty). It just creates a really nice flavor and cooks really evenly with one.
OR better yet make air fryer fritters like we did here with zucchini instead of potatoes.
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Potato Cake Recipe
- Boil potatoes until soft, drain and mash…or use leftover mashed potatoes. Start a skillet with Olive oil in it heating over medium low heat. Stir the egg, cheese, bacon and green onion into the mashed potato. Stir in the bread crumbs and season with a pinch of salt & pepper. Lay out a piece of wax paper or aluminum foil. Shape mashed potato mixture into 3-4 inch patties. Place in the skillet and cook until browned and crispy, flip. Continue cooking about 5 minutes.
Give this potato cake recipe a try this holiday season and let me know what you and your guests think…..I bet they will fall in love with them!