Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Potato Cakes!!

If you don't know what to do with the leftover mashed potatoes, this is the recipe you are looking for. Potato Cakes are one of the lighter and healthier dish. The flavor is delicious, and these cakes are loved by children and adults. Its an appetizing dish for kids especially. My mom used to make this dish often when i was a kid. It melts in your mouth just like that. You have to be patient with this recipe, because if you try to turn the cakes too soon, you won't get the delicious buttery crust.

This entry is dedicated to Cooking for kids - Potato Event hosted by Deepa initiated by Sharmi.


Preparation & Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
Serves : 4 Servings


You will need:

  • 2 cups chilled mashed potatoes

  • 1 beaten egg

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  • Mix together Mashed potatoes and beaten egg.

  • Divide this into 8 equal portions. Use your hands to form 1/2-inch thick patties.

  • Heat the oil with the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until almost smoking.

  • Mix the flour with the salt and pepper in a pie plate.

  • Coat the potato patties in the flour mixture.

  • Add the potato cakes to the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low.

  • Cook until they have formed a golden crust, 10 minutes. (Peek underneath using a spatula before turning.)

  • Turn and cook the other side until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

  • Season with additional salt and pepper and serve hot.

Note: Chill the mashed potatoes overnight for best results. Don't forget to season them with salt and pepper.

If you liked this dish, try it out today. These cheesy fried potato cakes are sure one of kids favourites. So what are you waiting for.................make it for lunch or dinner and do not forget to send me the comments. Hope you enjoyed reading it. Stay tuned n Stay Healthy.

48 comments:

Piyali said...

This item looks super cool !! Seems to be very less time consuming as well as delicious....will try it soon. It is very good idea for an appetizer.

Srinu said...

Great Entry! Hvae tried the dish...it's awesome :) Thanks for posting it online...keep going!

Anonymous said...

This recipe will be great appetizer. I will try to make it soon..... :)

Bhumi said...

This recipe will be great appetizer. I will try to make it soon..... :)

Pooja said...

Delicious and yummy potato cakes...Great starter..I guess it tastes delicious if we use as patty in burger too..lovely post aruna..

ARUNA said...

Thanks Piyali, Srinu,Bhumi and Pooja for your lovely comments!

Priya Sriram said...

Hi Aruna, potato cakes looks very yummy and crispy... very inviting pictures dear! :)

ARUNA said...

Thanks Priya!

nagini reddy said...

Hey Aruna, Your Potato Cake recipe is really great and looks delicious.

ARUNA said...

Hey Manasa/Nagini......this is ur first comment...............thanq dear!!!

Rajeswari said...

hmm....sounds new n different...looks like easy to gobble.can try them as a starter..wonderful pics too.Happy to c u growing.great job

ARUNA said...

thanks Raji, i know u r always there for me!

kvg93 said...

will definitly try it out for sriya.

ARUNA said...

yeah definetely Priti.......kids will love it!

Deepa Hari said...

Yum Yum...Potato cake looks delicious...simple and easy too...Perfect for this event...Thank you Aruna.

ARUNA said...

Thanks Deepa..U made my day!!Even if i cannot make it in the competition, this compliment is enough :))

Kishore Choudhary said...

Delicious, yummy and will be great appetizer.I love potato thanks for favor. mere jaise slim ko weight gain hone kii koi ummeed hai dear ARNUNA ?
PS hey BHUMI dont forget to invite me ...!!

ARUNA said...

Kishore ji, achi baat hi na, abhi nahin tho kabhi nahin!!! Lagta hi appko Bhumi naam pasand aa gaya!!

Chronicwriter said...

i have all these ingredients in my kitchen.. i am trying this out today...

www.chronicwriter.com

ARUNA said...

Gr8 Chriz........i will wait for ur feedback then!!

Kishore Choudhary said...

actuly it was for Bhumi ( your reader) aap banaye aur ham khayen aesi bhi taqdeer kahaan ?

Smita said...

wow!!! this sounds so yummy!!! will try it soon :)

ARUNA said...

thanks for visiting my blog Smita!

ammu said...

Yummy Yummy aruna....nice way to get a meal started..will try this out 2night n let u know

ARUNA said...

hey Thanks Amukta!!

workhard said...

Hi aruna, sorry for the delay, been a lil busy, these cakes look so yummy, especially the golden crust.. im glad i visited... :)

ARUNA said...

hey Saara, better late than never........glad u liked the dish!

Satans Darling™ said...

Hello Aruna :)

First time here! And I am already your follower :)

Since there is someone who eats like a kid living with me :P I will try this out tomorrow!

ARUNA said...

Ashrita, thanks for visiting my blog for the first time.....and wat u said sounds very sweet :) Yeah this dish is worth a try!!

prasanna said...

G8 post latha! shall try our for Lisa and Jason,i'd add more frozen diced veggies to it and since we eat non-veg I could roll the patties in egg and bread crumbs to give it more crunchy taste.Thank you for this one,I could include itas part of kids meal in my Ester party! There u r awsome!

ARUNA said...

thanks akka....will b glad if jason n lisa like it!!!

Neha said...

Though i'm never short of ideas for boiled potatoes :), this one looks nice n tempting...can add a bit of veggies too, to make it healthier..

ARUNA said...

absolutely Neha.....thanks for visiting!!

DEESHA said...

This is a great recipe Aruna, Thanks for posting

ARUNA said...

thanks for visiting Deesha!

Chriz said...

dint turn out well for me.. hope it was not an april fools day post!!:(

ARUNA said...

hahaha u have lot to learn sishyaa....take ur own time...this dish has nothing to do with fools day, its one of the genuine dishes. So better luck next time!

Anu said...

Hi Aruna,

Nice recipe with potatoes! Looks very yummy! First time here and loved ur blog :)

I am Anu from My Scrawls. Do visit my blog in ur free time. Would be happy to receive ur comments :)

ARUNA said...

thanks for visiting my blog Anu, u have a wonderful space urself!! I will keep visiting!

Vibaas said...

Looks very yummy! Nice snack for the kids (and us too :D)!

ARUNA said...

Tx Vibaas for visiting!

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Lemme tell u one thing bout me.. I run away frm any sites that show cooking as their main subject...or any blogs named 'meri rasoi' or 'kitchen Queen' etc..
But This one place which made me stay.. The reason - u hv on ur blog, what I call, 'sunday varity' at display. And sunday is associated with fun.
See the logic?? ;-)

Ill visit u more.

Anand. :-)

ARUNA said...

hey Thanks Anand!!This place is surely not all abt food.....but u r still stuck on one...haha!!!.............dig in further!!!!

Dolly said...

This dish looks mouth watering, irresistible as well as easy to make. I'm surely going to try it for my kids.

I have to compliment your beautiful blog with such colorful pictures.

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