Irish Potato Cakes are SmilingPosted: March 14, 2013
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. And whether or not you believe Irish people love potatoes just as much as pint of Guinness, you’ll certainly love making good use of your mashed potatoes for these fluffy cakes. Pair them with some pork sausages, and you’ve got a new twist on bangers and mash.
– 2 cups of leftover mashed potatoes
– ⅓ cup of flour
– 2 tablespoons of milk
– 1 tablespoon of chives (or a mixture of herbs)
– Salt and pepper
In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, flour, milk and chives. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Melt a tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place a large spoonful of the mixture (or roll into a ball and then flatten) into the skillet and cook until golden brown on each side, about 4 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining mixture, but make sure not to crowd the skillet. Add more butter to the pan if necessary. Then serve.