How to Make Mashed Potato Cakes
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How to Make Mashed Potato Cakes Video



These Mashed Potato Cakes are one of my family's favorite recipes. They're perfect for little hands to hold, which makes them fun and easy to eat. They work just as well as a side dish to family dinner as they do in the school lunch box. I especially love the flavor of parmesan cheese that comes through with every bite!

These cakes freeze beautifully so you can double or even triple the batch to have leftovers for easy dinners or lunches. Watch how easy they are to make, and get your kids in the kitchen to help you make them!

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  1. Beverly Martino

    July 31, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Always had these when I was a child but my Mom did not add the Parmesan……we ate with syrup or gravy or just plain. But want to try with the cheese and think I may try with a little granulated onion. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nichole

    May 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    I had no idea that this was a real reciepe. I grew up thinking this was a made up snack, to keep from having too much left ovet mashed potatos. This is one of my favorites and I love it. Reminds me of my great grandma!

  3. robert james wilson

    January 7, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    ideal for pensioners on low income

  4. Perdita

    November 27, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Just like my grandmother made!

  5. Cady

    October 28, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Hi, after frying them, I found the middle of the cake still very mushy (like the mixture before cooking). Is it normal? I wonder if the egg is cooked through?

    • catherine

      October 29, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      The inside definitely stays soft! It shouldn’t be wet, though.

  6. Deborah

    September 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I do something similar, skip the milk and add a can f salmon and some chopped onion

  7. michelle

    September 9, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Hi, I tried making these but the potatoes were too mushy to form patties. I used small red potatoes and I’m wondering if that might be why or if you think I may have had added to much milk. Should the mashed potatoes be cold? thanks.

  8. elizabeth

    September 4, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    hi, can something be substituted for the egg? thank you!

    • Umut

      February 4, 2014 at 8:10 am

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  9. Heather

    September 3, 2013 at 7:48 pm


  10. Kelly Gilbert

    September 3, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I tried these and they were yummy! Fed them to my picky husband and he ate them without a complaint :)

  11. Erin Fischer

    August 29, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    OMG, so easy!! I always have leftover mashed potatoes – I am making these next time! :)

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  13. Andi weathers

    August 28, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Love potato pancakes. I add a little corn and diced onions in mine.

  14. Natalie

    August 28, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    My mom used to make these for me. She would add a bit of cheese in the center for some oozy goodness! Even green onions on occasion. Def a family favorite.

  15. Rhonda

    August 28, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Does this work the same with leftover mashed sweet potatoes?

    • catherine

      August 28, 2013 at 3:41 pm


  16. Angie Garcia

    August 27, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Looks good and easy. Cant wait to try!

  17. Christy

    August 27, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Yumm, those look great. Thanks.

  18. Michelle

    August 27, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Great recipe for my picky 16-month old! What brand is your skillet? Thank you!

  19. Sarah

    August 27, 2013 at 11:23 am


  20. Karen Balabanian

    August 27, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Thanks so much!!