POTATO CAKES a perfect way to use up left-over mashed potatoes

Potato  Cakes

I wanted to write to you today to share potato cakes recipe and my photos. I had this potato cakes recipe from my mum. When I was preparing them they formed well. They were nicely soft when cooked.  My potato cakes were really delicious even by themselves. We enjoyed yummy dinner but what more I had so much fun shooting them! I loved it!

Homemde potato cake

As much as I love it, it took me longer than I was expecting to write this blog post! I was extremely busy in the last few weeks. Trying to work between a few different projects, cooking, styling, taking photos, learning some new photography techniques, looking after my family and even hosting a New Year parties! I must tell you – it was not easy.

LET’S concentrate on food!


I made potato cakes with just a few ingredients, as I wanted to make a simple and tasty great dish. Making them was also a perfect way to use up left-over mashed potatoes. When they were ready I served them with some salad and fried mushrooms. I  have to say, My mum would be proud of my potato cakes!

However they were really yummy, the next time I will serve them with some mushroom sauce. They will be even yummier!



  • 3 cups of cooked (mashed) potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil (plus for frying)
  • 1 cup of cheese (I used Leicester)
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/4 cup of bread crumbs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
  • coriander.

  1. Fry onion, cool it down and then grate the cheese.
  2. Mix together mashed potatoes, fried onion, grated cheese, 1 egg, salt, pepper, nutmeg, coriander and 1 tbsp of olive oil together in a bowl until well combined.
  3. Next beat the remaining egg in a bowl (with fork).
  4. Spill the bread crumble on the large chopping board and place your mixture there.
  5. Shape the mixture into round cakes adding some bread crumble. Dip each cake into the beaten egg and then into bread crumble again coating on both sides.
  6. Place your cakes aside.
  7. Heat a frying pan over a moderate heat and then gently fry the potato cakes for about 3-5 minutes on each side until light brown and heated through.
  8. Finally, drain the potato cakes on kitchen paper (if needed) and keep them warm in a low oven while you cook the rest.


Enjoy the potato cakes and my photos.

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