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.

  • These sound yummy! I find it challenging to stand and fry for extended periods but I really should give it a go! Lol

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  • Interesting. Thanks for sharing will have to try these out

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  • Theses look great good Sunday night dinner cheap and easy

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  • These are so yummy definitely a favorite in our house

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  • Potato cakes sound interesting, I love!

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  • These look delicious. I will definitely be trying this for a quick yummy dinner on the nights I get home from work late.

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  • I’ve now made and tried these and they’re a hit! Love how easy the recipe is. And other things I can add such as tuna or corn or grated carrot to get extra veggies in. But as they are – a hit with kids and mum too! I make this at least weekly now.

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  • Such an easy and quick recipe! We never seem to have mash leftover as it all gets eaten, but definitely will cook more next time and try this recipe!

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  • This looks delicious!! Thanks so much for sharing. On my to do list ????

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  • great idea, I have so much left over ham this will be perfect to make.

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  • such a great idea, always good to have new ways to serve potato

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  • Oh wow what a fabulous idea I’ll be doing these for sure thank you

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  • This looks divine and full of flavour

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  • An inspiring way to get my kids to eat mashed potato. Looks yummy. Thank you

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  • yummy recipe that is kids friendly and full of flavour thanks for sharing

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