Irish Potato Cakes

5 from 3 votes

A super simple recipe for Irish Potato Cakes. A different use for all those leftover mashed potatoes. Super easy to make!

irish potato cakes

These Irish Potato Cakes are the perfect way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. A few spices and a couple of minutes in the frying pan and you have a delicious appetizer.

irish potato cakes

If you don’t have any leftover mashed potatoes and want to make these potato cakes you can make mashed potatoes using fresh potatoes or the boxed variety. Both will give you similar results.

seasoning irish potato cakes
Spices for Irish Potato Cakes

The spices I have listed on the recipe card are my preferred Irish inspired seasonings for these potato cakes but feel free to tweak them as you see fit.

I have a feeling these would be pretty good with a little garlic powder and onion powder. I might have to try that one of these days when I have some leftover mashed potatoes I need to use up.

irish potato cakes

While you can use cooking spray instead of butter when it comes time to fry these potato cakes up just keep in mind that it will alter the final flavor a bit. I prefer to use butter when making this yummy recipe.

irish potato cakes

You will need the following ingredients to make this Irish Potato Cake recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Mashed Potatoes, All Purpose Flour, Milk, Dried Parsley Flakes, Dried Rosemary, Ground Thyme, Salt, Pepper and Unsalted Butter.

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, all purpose flour, milk and spices. Knead until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Divide into 4 balls on a floured surface and flatten each into a patty.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the patties and cook until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes per side, adding more butter to the pan as needed. Season with salt.

Printable Recipe Card

irish potato cakes

Irish Potato Cakes

A super simple recipe for Irish Potato Cakes. A different use for all those leftover mashed potatoes. Super easy to make!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Irish
Author Rodney
Servings 4 cakes
Calories 186 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Skillet

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Cups Mashed Potatoes
  • Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Milk
  • ½ Tsp Dried Parsley Flakes
  • ¼ Tsp Dried Rosemary
  • ½ Tsp Ground Thyme
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Unsalted Butter

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, all purpose flour, milk and spices. Knead until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide into 4 balls on a floured surface and flatten each into a patty.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the patties and cook until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes per side, adding more butter to the pan as needed. Season with salt.

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 35mgPotassium: 352mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 147IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Vanessa says:

    Love these potato cakes. Made this recipe twice and both times it was delicious. Very tasty and easy to make. I use to throw out my leftover potatoes until I saw this recipe. Never again.

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