Tuesday Food: Potato Cake (Not Dessert)

Whenever I make mashed potatoes, I try to make more than I plan to eat. I say “try” because I can eat a ton of mashed potatoes.

ANYWAY, this one time I had some left over and this happened to it:

Mashed potatoes fried as a cake

I added salt, pepper, and a little cornstarch to hold it together. Sometimes I add a little JustEgg for extra goodness. Sometimes onion powder.

So put half of the taters in a buttered skillet, layer in some cheese (vegan cheese for me), then put the rest of the taters over the top and smooth it over and seal the cheese in. When the cake is brown on one side, slide it out and put in more butter (vegan butter for me) and slide the cake back in (unbrowned side down, o’ course!) and cook it until that side is brown.


A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Greed and/or gluttony



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Tuesday Food: Potato Cake (Not Dessert)

  1. Dan Antion

    September 5, 2023 at 9:08am

    We love fried leftover mashed potatoes. This sounds even better!

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  2. BBG

    September 5, 2023 at 12:46pm

    Sounds good, MA, I’ll have to try cheese in it, I’ve been making potato cakes or years. Have you ever made them from raw potatoes? That was Mom’s and my Grandmother’s recipe. Peel, wash and shred them, then press out some of the liquid, but not dry, before adding salt, pepper, etc. Heat your skillet, fry, flip to get golden brown, serve and top with sour cream. It’s more work than using mashed potatoes, but the taste is worth the work. BBG

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      Marian Allen

      September 5, 2023 at 2:10pm

      I know people rave about those, but I can never get them done all the way.

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