Old Fashioned Potato Cakes

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These potato cakes are great with any meal or as a snack. Simple and quick to make with only a few ingredients. Kids of ALL ages love ’em.

Prep:10 mins Cook:10 mins Total:20 mins Servings:4 Yield:4 servings


Ingredient Checklist

  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil, or as needed


  • Step 1Mix mashed potatoes, flour, onion, egg, black pepper, and salt together in a bowl until batter consistency.

  • Step 2Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Drop 4-inch circles of batter into hot oil. Cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining batter.

Editor’s Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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