• 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:

  • 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


  • These were so delicious with our breakfast!


  • You know q recipe is going to be good when it has potatoes in it!


  • Not a fan of ham but sure they would be just as great without. Nice for our weekend brunch.


  • Who doesn’t love a well cooked potato


  • These look really good definitely going to try


  • That’s my perfect dish right there!


  • Oh my goodness, these look so crunchy and divine!! Mouth watering!


  • My husband loves everything potato…must give these a go


  • Mum used to call these mock fish but no bacon


  • Ooh love these! My grandfather used to.make something similar but a finer grating.and no bacon. They.were delicious.


  • I think i might have a go at these for tea tonight


  • They look so yummy. My hubby has been wanting to eat something like this. Look forward to trying it out


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