These ham and cheese potato cakes are so tasty and a great way to use left over mashed potato – or a great excuse to make extra!


Ingredients (makes 12 Cakes)

  • 2 Cups Cold Mashed Potato
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour (or more as needed)
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 1 Tbsp Chives, Chopped
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 Cup Ham, diced
  • 1/2 Shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 Clove Garlic, minced
  • Pinch Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Method

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the mashed potatoes, flour, cheese, and eggs. If you're using leftover mashed potatoes that have had a lot of milk in them, you will likely need to add more flour until the mixture is thick and workable. You should be able to take a ball of dough in your hand and press it into a patty without it sticking to your hands. Add flour until it reaches this consistency. Alternately, if the dough is too thick and dry, add milk one tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency.
  2. Once your dough is the right consistency, stir in the ham, shallot, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add just enough oil to lightly cover the bottom of the pan.
  4. When the oil is hot, take a golf ball sized ball of dough and press into a patty. Place in the pan. Repeat with the rest of the dough, being sure not to crowd the pan.
  5. Cook for 2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel.

Notes... Optional: Sprinkle with extra cheese and chives before serving.

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  • YUM!!

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  • yumm will give these a go for sure

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  • I think these would be great in a school lunch box.

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  • these pop up on my wall every day…. they look so yum

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  • These look delish! My daughter would love them as she loves Cheese and Potato.

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  • Saving for later. I must try these they keep popping up!

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  • So easy, my daughters would love these ham and cheese potato cakes. I’ll definitely try these!

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  • It looks sooo yummm ! Easy to make also ! Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe ! Cant wait to try it !

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  • what a great way to use leftover mash

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  • These look fantastic will be a hit In the house hold for sure great recipe and easy to follow . Perfect

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  • Sounds a lot like the gnocci I tried to make that didn’t work so I fried it and the kids loved it.

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  • These look scrumptious. Think I’ll give it a go. Thank you for the recipe

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  • These look like they are full of flavour. Nice!

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  • These look really nice!

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  • These are definitely worth making. Hubby will love taking them to work for a snack, and my teen son will love them as an after school snack.

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