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 look great and quite easy.

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  • Yummm, these look amazing. Cannot wait to add them to the weekly dinner plan, add some of the veggies left over in the veggie drawer… Win Win

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  • These look so good, something else to try and hide the kid’s veggies

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  • Thanks for this recipe – my kids are going to love them!

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  • This will definitely be a hit

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  • Oh Yum! I thought are these or can these become a “thing” like a trend where everyone sells them or is making them for all family get togethers or meals once or twice a week. How cool!

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  • Oh Yum! I’ll have to keep this in mind when I have left over mashed potato!

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  • These look yummy and perfect for the lunch box

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  • Yummmm. These look addictive

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  • This sounds like a great recipe! And seems fairly kids friendly too. Thanks!

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  • My husband and our children will enjoy these.

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  • These look really good! Might give them a go without the ham

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  • yummy I think my kids may actually like these

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  • it’s a great idea to use the leftover mashed potato

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  • Ill add an extra element of green What a lovely idea. I will have to try this one. Thank you for the inspiration!!

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