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Smashed Potato Cakes
Seasoned mashed potato patties lightly fried until golden brown. Crusty outside. Moist inside. Easy to make with a few ingredients. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword
potatoes, smashed potatoes

Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings
cakes
Ingredients
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings
cakes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine coarsely crumbled potatoes, milk, egg, sifted flour, salt, black pepper, paprika (if using), green onions, and cheddar cheese in a medium sized bowl. Mix well. The mixture will be thin. Set aside.
  2. Drizzle olive oil or vegetable oil into a large skillet. On top of stove, warm over medium heat until oil sizzles. Avoid smoking hot.
  3. Use two heaping tablespoons of mixture to form a patty. Place in skillet with hot oil. SMASH (same as press) lightly with back of tablespoon to flatten.
  4. Fry 3 to 4 minutes over medium heat OR until golden brown. Flip and repeat. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Serve hot. Or, serve cool with (or without) topped with sour cream.