Crisp Potato Cakes

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Servings: 22 cakes
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

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4 cups left over mashed potatoes, or Chive and Onion Mashed Potatoes, recipe follows
2 cups panko breadcrumbs, divided
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus more, if needed

Chive and Onion Mashed Potatoes:

1 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup chive and onion cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened





In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, 1 cup panko, and beaten egg. Shape the potato mixture into 3-inch patties. Dredge the patties in the remaining 1 cup panko.

In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, add the vegetable oil. Add half of the patties and cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat the procedure with more oil, if needed, and remaining patties. Serve hot.

Chive and Onion Mashed Potatoes:

Boil the potatoes until done. Pour the potatoes into a medium bowl and add cream cheese and butter. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes to desired consistency. Serve immediately.

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Reader Comments:


this recipe i liked. i added 1/2 cup FINELY chopped yellow onion to it. YUMMY. you can get panko at safeway, dollar general, winco. sometimes it is in the "ethnic" food section though. good luck, and i wish Mizz Deen much love.

By Roy Church on July 02, 2013


this recipe is very good. i added FINELY chopped onions to it. about 1/2 cup. yummy. panko breadcrumbs are everywhere. Safeway, dollar general, Winco. sometimes it is in the "ethnic" food section though. good luck finding them.

By Anonymous on July 02, 2013


would appreciate the brunch recipes from Jaime Deen from show on July 7....a casserole, fruit salad and potato cakes

By Sue H. Richter on July 08, 2012


Paula,i love watching your show you give me ideas for alot of different things that i have tried but they dont look like yours.I saw Jamies show the other day it was awesome the way he included his family.I dont get Bobbies channel but i hope they do as well as you .

By bonnie on June 20, 2012


I dont know where to find panko breadcrumbs :(! HELP I would also be interested in email updates of weekly recipes. I love to cook but I live in a rual area that is stuck in this box of [SAME THING]. It is hard to try different styles of cooking that require seasons outside the norm. We do not have a Fresh Market or even orental stores.. Just Wal-Mart. Please help!

By Dana Howell on August 09, 2011


love those potatoes and meatloft. I have made the meatloft before but this time I finish it with the topping. GREAT Paula keep up the great work you are doing. Love your shows. God Bless, I is good to see someone enjoy life. mary murphy

By mary murphy on March 06, 2011


YUMMYYYYYYYYY!!!! I added alittle diced onion and celery fried to a golden brown doesnt get any better then this Ms.Paula!! Thanks

By Mz on March 05, 2011

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