These ham and cheese potato cakes are so tasty and a great way to use left over mashed potato – or a great excuse to make extra!


Ingredients (makes 12 Cakes)

  • 2 Cups Cold Mashed Potato
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour (or more as needed)
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 1 Tbsp Chives, Chopped
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 Cup Ham, diced
  • 1/2 Shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 Clove Garlic, minced
  • Pinch Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Method

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the mashed potatoes, flour, cheese, and eggs. If you're using leftover mashed potatoes that have had a lot of milk in them, you will likely need to add more flour until the mixture is thick and workable. You should be able to take a ball of dough in your hand and press it into a patty without it sticking to your hands. Add flour until it reaches this consistency. Alternately, if the dough is too thick and dry, add milk one tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency.
  2. Once your dough is the right consistency, stir in the ham, shallot, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add just enough oil to lightly cover the bottom of the pan.
  4. When the oil is hot, take a golf ball sized ball of dough and press into a patty. Place in the pan. Repeat with the rest of the dough, being sure not to crowd the pan.
  5. Cook for 2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel.

Notes... Optional: Sprinkle with extra cheese and chives before serving.

  • Yuuuummo!! :)

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  • Oh yum. perfect solution for left over mash.

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  • This is a very handy recipe. Everyone loves this I am certain!

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  • looks great

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  • What a great way to use up excess mashed potato

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  • I made some recently and put in left over cauliflower bake. Didn\\\’t need to use very much milk as the cream in the bake was enough moisture. They were amazing! I have also used left over cornbeef mmmmm want some now

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  • I made some recently and put in left over cauliflower bake. Didn\\\’t need to use very much milk as the cream in the bake was enough moisture. They were amazing! I have also used left over cornbeef mmmmm want some now

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  • These look really tasty! thank you.

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  • Look great, cant wait to try, I think the kids will love them :)

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  • Oh beautiful, this brings back memories of leftovers turned into potato cakes. Thank you, I’ve never been able to get the mixture right since I left home.
    You could probably use leftover roast chook instead of ham, if you have any. When I was a kid, Dad would put the other veg in the mix, too – peas, corn, beans, carrot. SO nice. Mmm, all nostalgic now.

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  • Sound delicious this ham and cheese potato cakes. Easy and yummy.

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  • So delicious and simple my little one loves these

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  • This sounds great and so easy to ty for sharing

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  • Tasty and pretty quick to make. Nice.

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  • Oh wow these looks absolutely delicious and use 3 of my favourite ingredients…Potato, Ham and cheese!!!! Will definitely be trying them soon! Thanks

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