Crisp Mashed Potato Cakes

  • DixieDishrag Posted: 12/21/08
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    These tasted great, but they were severely ugly. I don't think my leftover potatoes were cold enough. They spread out on the baking sheet into gelatinous blobs that were very hard to turn over. However, I served them to just the family, and my teenage sons thought they were delicious. I think the bacon had a lot to do with it. I'm going to try them again with very cold mashed potatoes and see if they hold together a little better.

  • lksmithnj Posted: 11/12/08
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    Rave reviews from everyone, and I had no problem with the recipe at all. Mashed potatoes stayed together and browned very nicely. I used leftover garlic mashed potatoes, regular onion which I mixed with more garlic and browned in cooking spray, and added a handful of leftover cooked broccoli. Maybe that's what made them so moist? I also cooked them 15+ minutes on each side on a cookie sheet that I sprayed quite liberally with Pam. They were soft on the inside and crispy out. Recipe made six patties, and we all wished we had more! I highly recommend this recipe; it's the best way I've found to use leftover mashed potatoes & broccoli. Also seems like it would be okay to experiment with different cheeses, veggies and seasonings.

  • JennieBean Posted: 09/25/09
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    This is an amazing way to use up leftover potaotes! My family can't get enough!

  • CubsFan222 Posted: 11/07/10
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    i really liked these! i had something similar at a upscale rest one time and these came pretty close. I put the mashed potatoes in the freezer for about 15 minutes before making so they were firm. I also brushed them with a little EVOO before i threw them in the oven so they would brown nicely. Very tasty! i am going to try to make them in smaller ball shapes next time and see how that turns out.

  • PinkLadyLA Posted: 10/13/11
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    These didn't work for me at all. They never thickened enough to flip, despite at least doubling the cook time for one side. Maybe because I used instant potatoes? They stayed a goopy (yet yummy) mess.

  • crusnock Posted: 07/25/12
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    Used 2-day old mashed potatoes, and turned out great. I sprayed the tops with butter-flavored cooking spray before baking and then again after I flipped them. The second time I made these, I used chopped pepperoni instead of bacon and Mexican 4-cheese instead of cheddar, and they still turned out wonderful.

  • Mleigh Posted: 01/08/13
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    I've made this recipe several times when I've had leftover mashed potatoes, and it always turns out great. Tonight is "clean out the fridge" night so we'll be eating a lot of odds and ends!


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