Fried Potato Cake Recipe

Any left-over mashed potatoes? Try this simple and delicious recipe that will surely bring your mashed potato into a whole new new level of taste delight that the whole family can enjoy!

Fried Potato Cake Recipe
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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Make a whole new recipe out of left-over mashed potato and make a fried potato cake out of it. It is definitely a family favorite, easy to make, and doesn't require a whole lot of time to complete the dish. This recipe is beginner friendly and is affordable.

Kitchen Utensils You Will Need

  • mixing bowl
  • pan
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • spoon
  • paper towel

When is Potato Fried Cake Usually Served?

Anytime you have mashed potatoes that are left-over from birthdays, holidays, or any family gatherings and events, you can try this recipe! It is one of the easiest and fastest to make that will transform your mashed potato into a whole new delicious dish. Everyone in your family can surely enjoy this dish. It's a great midday snacks paired with juice or any drinks.

Potato is one of the most versatile ingredients in your kitchen. Most people like to make baked potato, mashed potatoes, and of course, everyone's favorite, the French fries! This recipe is perfect if you want a different way to cook your potatoes. Indulge for a while and enjoy a fried potato cake with this easy-to-follow recipe!


  • 2 cups of mashed potatoes
  • 1 medium-sized chopped onion (diced)
  • 1 egg
  • a pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil


  1. Heat pan in a medium heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon of cooking oil. When oil is hot, add the chopped onion and sauté.

  2. Remove fried onion and put it in a mixing bowl. Then add the remaining cooking oil to the pan and let it heat.

  3. Add the mashed potatoes, egg, salt, and pepper into the same mixing bowl with the fried onion. Mix well.

    Fried Potato Cake Recipe
  4. Once oil is hot enough, pour or spoon in mashed potato mixture to make small round circles (approximately 2.5 to 3 inches round). Wait until the other side turns golden brown before flipping.

    Tip: Cook the potato cakes only once on each side.

    Fried Potato Cake Recipe
  5. Remove from heat. Repeat process for the remaining mixture.

  6. Place a paper towel on your plate before putting the fried potato cake to remove excess oil. Enjoy!

    Fried Potato Cake Recipe