• Serves 4
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 8 Ingredients


Potato Cakes are a tasty addition to almost every single meal we think! So simple, so quick and so crispy, this Potato Cake recipe needs to stay at the top of your list.

For breakfast or brunch, whip up a batch of Potato Cakes and add some bacon, avocado and a poached egg on top!

If you’re looking for a way to bulk out your burgers, add some Potato Cakes!

Serve them up to your toddlers as the perfect finger food – grabbing the little pieces of potato is great for fine motor skills too.

Or of course these Potato Cakes are perfect as a side dish to any BBQ, lunch or dinner. Simply use them in place of potato mash, a potato bake or baked potatoes.

When you’re making Potato Cakes, look for Desiree Potatoes.  They grate beautifully and hold their shape when cooking.

Enjoy this recipe for Potato Cakes! It’s one of our favourite go to recipes.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 800g Desiree Potatoes (peeled)
  • 2 Tbsp Plain Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 150g Leg Ham (chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp Finely chopped chives
  • 2 Eggs (Beaten)
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable oil
  • pinch Salt & Pepper


  1. Grate potatoes. Place potato in a sieve over a large bowl. Using the back of a large spoon, press to drain excess liquid.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, ham and chives in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add egg and potato to flour mixture. Stir until well combined.
  3. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Spoon 2 tablespoons of mixture into pan. Flatten with a spatula. Repeat to make 4 cakes. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes each side or until golden. Transfer to a wire rack over a baking tray lined with paper towel. Repeat with remaining potato mixture.


Using a starchier variety of potato, such as the desiree, helps the lightly beaten eggs to bind these cakes.

If you're a fan of potato dishes, you might like to try some of these recipes too:

  • Ohh another good one for bub’s finger food. Thanks for sharing!


  • Yum we love veggie fritters/cakes of all kinds. This recipe would be great at breakfast


  • Oh my gosh yummo!
    Love how you incorporated bacon into it. Defs going to make these. It just annoys me how much water comes out of potatoes when you grate them lol. I end up using so much paper towel.


  • I grew up with these. Mum came from the UK so that may be why they were called mock fish.


  • Oh, similar to a hash brown but with the ham and egg.
    Great for breakfast on the go.


  • Delicious. Anything with potato is a winner in our house


  • I was s u per excited to try out this recipe. It has Ham and egg so not for me. But it looks so good.


  • A must make on my recipe list. They look so yummy and I bet tasty ????


  • A must make on my recipe list. They look so yummy and I bet tasty ????


  • They sound really tasty, homemade hash browns to die for! Thanks!


  • Yummy


  • simple and delicious would make a great side to a main or salad, or also a nice snack. might also try it with sweet potato.


  • My Polish grandfather used to make the most delicious potato cakes. No ham though and he used the fine grating on the grater. I’m keen to try making some!


  • A recipe every one would love!


  • Thanks for sharing will try this definitely


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