Potato Cakes

These are a quick, delicious and attractive potato side dish. They go particularly well with a steak or chicken.  This is the basic recipe but it can be tweaked by adding whatever herbs, cheese or seasonings that compliment your main dish. To make these extra special, fry them in that duck fat you have been saving for a special occasion in your freezer.

potato cakes

Potato Cakes  

6 medium Yukon Gold or red potatoes

3 green onions, minced

2 tablespoons grated parmesan or Swiss cheese

salt & pepper to taste

bacon drippings, butter or vegetable oil for shallow frying

Precook the potatoes in the oven or microwave and set aside to cool.  Can be done a day or two in advance and refrigerated till ready to use if desired. 

In a bowl, mash the potatoes, skin included until roughly broken down. Add the minced green onions , cheese and salt & pepper to taste. Combine well, mashing everything together but leaving chunks using a large fork, wooden spoon or fingers. Shape into 4-6 patties depending on the size desired. 

Preheat a non-stick pan with enough bacon fat or vegetable oil to coat the bottom of the pan to medium high. Place the patties in the oil and fry till golden brown and crusty on both sides. Serve hot.


  1. very very nice – love potatoes any way but fried like this is exceptional …and, sorry, used up my last duck fat, how about buffalo lard…

  2. I can see that go perfectly well with any meats! Looks just so inviting. Thanks for sharing, Kathy. Have a nice weekend. Cheers.

  3. these look so delicious…….I love potato anything perfect for this weather 🙂

  4. Oh. All kinds of yum with this recipe! I’ll give this one a shot this week. I’m such a potato ho…

  1. April 16th, 2013

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