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 amazing – will be trying these. Yum

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  • These look so tasty, they would be a big hit in my household.

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  • Wow these look great! I always make too much mash potato so these will be a great way to use the leftovers

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  • These look so delicious and sound easy to make, thanks for sharing

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  • Oh these look so good!!

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  • We never have left over mashed potato (lol) but these look super tasty!

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  • Oh yum…. get in my belly!

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  • My son would certainly love these. Two of his favourite things – ham and parmesan.

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  • I tried these and the family absolutely loved them They couldn’t get enough. Very tasty and easy to make.

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  • Will definitely be trying these – all my favourite ingredients in one! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Yum! These look so good!!

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  • These are a great idea. I’ve no doubt my son would love these as an after school snack.

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  • Cheese, ham and onion – how could you fail? These sound wonderful, thanks for sharing!

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  • Such a great idea, that will attract kids and adults!

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  • Would definitely be a winner in our house. They look delicious.

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