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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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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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14 comments

  • Erin Fischer

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

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  • Kelly Gilbert

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

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  • Heather

    yummy!!

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  • Elizabeth

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

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    • Umut

      Merry Christmas and God`s blessings in 2013!!! Your blog btrhgiens my day !!! Fond memories of the burgandy velvet Christmas dresses you created at my house out of a stage curtain!!! The Z`s have the gift of dreaming and making it happen!!!Ross & Judeen

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  • Michelle

    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.

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    • Catherine

      I use leftover mashed potatoes that are at room temperature! Maybe your mashed potatoes were pretty thin to begin with? I use this recipe for mashed potatoes: http://b12.ba4.myftpupload.com/2009/10/12/yukon-gold-mashed-potatoes/ and then use the leftovers (room temp) for this Mashed Potato Cakes recipe! :)

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  • Deborah

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

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  • Cady

    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?

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    • Catherine

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

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  • Perdita

    Just like my grandmother made!

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  • Robert James Wilson

    ideal for pensioners on low income

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  • Nichole

    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!

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  • Beverly Martino

    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.

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