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.

  • Sound delicious this ham and cheese potato cakes. Easy and yummy.

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  • So delicious and simple my little one loves these

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  • This sounds great and so easy to ty for sharing

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  • Tasty and pretty quick to make. Nice.

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  • Oh wow these looks absolutely delicious and use 3 of my favourite ingredients…Potato, Ham and cheese!!!! Will definitely be trying them soon! Thanks

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  • I am printing this recipe out, this looks and sounds like a perfection option for my teen son who is always hungry.

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  • Tasty side dish that everyone will enjoy! Thanks!

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  • Great weekend treat or to use up leftovers

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  • I will use bacon instead because mmmmm bacon.

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  • What a delicious and different potato cake style thankyou i must try these.

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  • This sounds great! I’m hoping even my fussy eater son will go for these!!

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  • Yum these sound so easy and delicious.

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  • Looks so tasty – thank you

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  • These look amazing! Something for the whole family. Thank you for sharing!

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  • This recipe explains the process of making these really well. I have tried in the past with varied results. Thank you.

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