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Dec 17, 2017

Onion and Cheddar Mashed Potato Cakes Recipe

This is one of the best recipes to use leftover mashed potatoes, especially after the holidays! A mixture of fresh herbs, garlic and some cheesy goodness makes this potato pancake perfection!



Onion and Cheddar Mashed Potato Cakes



This is one of the best recipes to use leftover mashed potatoes, especially after the holidays! A mixture of fresh herbs, garlic and some cheesy goodness makes this potato pancake perfection!


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This is one of the best recipes to use leftover mashed potatoes, especially after the holidays! A mixture of fresh herbs, garlic and some cheesy goodness makes this potato pancake perfection!


Christmas Eve is just a week away! What?!? Not sure how that's possible!

I finished wrapping presents today to put under the tree, my boyfriend got the Christmas lights hung on the porch railing and my daughter and I colored in our coloring books this evening.

I have the BEST color book ever. Ugly Christmas Sweaters. Super fun and perfect for the holiday season!

Along with laundry, some light cleaning and a great breakfast this morning, I feel like it was a fabulous Sunday at home with my family! Love days like this!

Today's recipe is a great one for using leftover mashed potatoes from your Christmas dinner!

These Onion and Cheddar Mashed Potatoes Cakes are delicious and SO flavorful.

The chopped fresh parsley adds a burst of freshness, the cheese oozes when you cut them open with your fork, and of course, I had to add onion and garlic.

What savory recipe here at the blog doesn't include those two crucial ingredients?

These potato cakes are great as a meatless meal by themselves or with a salad, or add them as a side with some chicken, pork or beef for a more complete meal.

Make sure to top them with some extra chopped parsley, sour cream or sliced green onions!

You'll want to give these a try, especially since you can transform a boring leftover into something tasty and filling!


This is one of the best recipes to use leftover mashed potatoes, especially after the holidays! A mixture of fresh herbs, garlic and some cheesy goodness makes this potato pancake perfection!


What is in a mashed potato cake?

  • Onion: I put onion in almost every savory recipe I cook! For this recipe you can use any onion you have on hand, even sliced green onions or shallots. I don't get tears much when cutting onions, but I do refrigerate them and truly believe that helps with it. Others say chew gum or put a piece of bread in your mouth while cutting. 


  • Cheddar: One of my most favorite cheeses! I especially love sharp cheddar and always have some in my fridge. If you have extra time, buy a block of cheese and shred it yourself. It tastes SO much better! Sharp cheddar is aged around 6-9 months, giving it a more tangy flavor than regular cheddar.


  • Leftover mashed potatoes: At some time or another, we all have leftover mashed potatoes. I love using them for potato cakes or shepard's pie! 


  • Fresh parsley: I LOVE fresh parsley! Most times you see it as a garnish on your plate at a restaurant, but it's worth SO much more than that! It's reasonable and I always keep some in the fridge in a mason jar with water. It lasts a couple weeks when you store it this way! It has a robust, fresh flavor and can go in pretty much any recipe!


This is one of the best recipes to use leftover mashed potatoes, especially after the holidays! A mixture of fresh herbs, garlic and some cheesy goodness makes this potato pancake perfection!


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This recipe is just too easy to make


  • Saute onion and garlic in olive oil. Remove from heat
  • Combine onion mixture, potatoes, flour, eggs, cheddar, parsley, salt and pepper
  • Heat more olive oil in a non stick skillet 
  • Drop potato mixture into the skillet, flatten slightly and cook on each side until golden 
  • Drain on paper towel to cool
  • Repeat with remaining potato mixture 
  • Serve immediately garnished


Full recipe below



This is one of the best recipes to use leftover mashed potatoes, especially after the holidays! A mixture of fresh herbs, garlic and some cheesy goodness makes this potato pancake perfection!


You can add or substitute with the following ingredients:


  • shredded pepper jack cheese
  • chopped shallots
  • crumbled bacon
  • cooked corn
  • chopped jalapenos
  • shredded parmesan cheese
  • diced ham
  • cooked mushrooms
  • chopped cilantro
  • shredded swiss cheese



This is one of the best recipes to use leftover mashed potatoes, especially after the holidays! A mixture of fresh herbs, garlic and some cheesy goodness makes this potato pancake perfection!


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This is one of the best recipes to use leftover mashed potatoes, especially after the holidays! A mixture of fresh herbs, garlic and some cheesy goodness makes this potato pancake perfection!


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This is one of the best recipes to use leftover mashed potatoes, especially after the holidays! A mixture of fresh herbs, garlic and some cheesy goodness makes this potato pancake perfection!




Onion and Cheddar Mashed Potato Cakes

Yield: 10-14 cakes
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ingredients:

  • olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cooked mashed potatoes
  • 1 3/4 cup flour (see notes below)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

instructions:

  1. Saute onion and garlic in 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat until tender. Remove from heat.
  2. Combine onion mixture, potatoes, flour, eggs, cheddar, parsley, salt and pepper until mixed.
  3. Heat one teaspoon olive oil in a non stick skillet over medium high heat until hot. Drop potato mixture by rounded tablespoons into the skillet, flatten slightly and cook three minutes on each side until golden. Drain on paper towel to cool.
  4. Repeat with remaining potato mixture adding oil to skillet as needed. Serve immediately garnished with more chopped parsley, sour cream, cheddar or sliced green onions.

NOTES:

Start with 1 cup flour and increase up to 1 3/4 cup if needed. Some recipe testers stated these cakes tasted too much like flour, mine did not. It may depend on the amount of moisture in your mashed potatoes.
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This is one of the best recipes to use leftover mashed potatoes, especially after the holidays! A mixture of fresh herbs, garlic and some cheesy goodness makes this potato pancake perfection!



What readers are saying about this recipe:


  • Rachel- Made just now, they are very good and easy to make!



  • Dawn- Omg crispy wonderfulness. Now my husband wants me to make mashed potatoes all the time just so we have leftovers for potato cakes.



  • Lindsay- Very tasty! My mashed potatoes did not have much liquid to begin with, so I only used one cup of flour and got a nice, thick batter.



  • Patty- I grated the onion and garlic and added it to the mix without pre-cooking them. I am not fond of potatoes in any form but there were delicious.


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3 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try these! We always called them potato pancakes growing up.

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  2. Hi! Very interesting recipe...was wondering, could one replace the mashed potatoes with mashed cauliflower or broccoli? Also,can one bake these instead of frying them? Anamit

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    1. I think mashed cauliflower or broccoli could work! I would start by adding less flour and increasing the amount if needed. I think baking would work too, I just haven't tried making them that way yet. Thanks!

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