Question: Has anyone heard of potato cakes?

April 4, 2011
(not to be confused with potato pancakes) I think they┬┤re Brittish

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Layne Diehl's picture

Maybe I am confused, but I think of potato cakes as leftover mashed potatoes, add a little egg and flour, then fry it on both sides for a side dish at breakfast. My husband also makes something similar which he claims passed down through his German grandmother. Hope this helps. ~L

Layne Diehl's picture

Maybe I am confused, but I think of potato cakes as leftover mashed potatoes, add a little egg and flour, then fry it on both sides for a side dish at breakfast. My husband also makes something similar which recipe he claims was passed down from his German grandmother. Hope this helps. ~L

Chris Paulk's picture

Depending on where you're at potato cakes can be anything from a hash brown to a pancake or fritter.There are actual cakes made using potatoes or potato flour, even sweet potatoes, that are potato cakes as well.
This is a prize winning Pennsylvania Dutch Recipe

http://www.homemade-dessert-recipes.com/potato-cake-recipe.html

Mama Dee's picture

Potato cakes...breakfast? lunch? dinner? What region or nationality did you have in mind? Lots of choices available. Potatoes are so adaptable and universal=love them!
By chance I happened on this Japanese recipe for potato cake. They seem to be a savory comfort food. The photo looks delicious.
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/11907/japanese-potato-cake

Ali B's picture

The woman who told me about potato cakes is Spanish but her English mother in law taught them to her, and they are just mashed potatoes and flour I think, but I didn't know they were eaten for breakfast. I'll try them this weekend!

Chris Paulk's picture

If she's Spanish It may be a Tortilla Espanola. They're often served on a tapas style menu.

http://www.foodista.com/recipe/RNFKLLZT/tortilla-espanola/> http://www.foodista.com/recipe/7K3D3BKH/spanish-potato-omelette

Michelle's picture

Viewed Alex's Day Off on Food Network this morning and she made Cast Iron Skillet Potato Cake with layers of mandolin-sliced potatoes.in a skillet, browned and finished in oven.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alexandra-guarnaschelli/cast-iron-skillet-potato-cake-recipe/index.html

Anne Burrell has a similar version that she calls Pommes Chef Anne.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/anne-burrell/pommes-chef-anne-recipe/index.html

Sara Beth's picture

In Japan, they serve the same thing, except they are called "croquets" (ko-ro-ke) and they are often made with panko and corn