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Cheesy Mashed Potato Cakes Sainsbury British gems
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Cheesy Mashed Potato Cakes

Potato cakes that are made with leftover mashed potatoes. These lovely Cheesy Mashed Potato Cakes that are soft from the inside, but golden and crispy from the outside!
Author Diana
Servings 8 potato cakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 3 large potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons green onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • Boil the potatoes and mash them with a potato masher adding a pinch of salt and a bit of butter. Chill in the fridge until no longer warm.
  • Add one egg, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped herbs like scallions, one clove of garlic (crushed).
  • Mix all ingredients together and then divide into mixture into 100 gm portions each.
  • Roll each portion into a ball then flatten it into a cake of about a 1.5-inch-thick.
  • Lightly dredge each cake in cornstarch and fry in vegetable oil until golden brown and crispy on both sides.
  • Transfer the cakes to a towel-lined plate and serve hot.


Tip: Use a cookie cutter to cut out fun shapes before cooking if you're making these potato cakes for your little ones!


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 674mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 18.5mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 5.3mg