Crisp Potato Cakes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 22 cakes
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4 cups left over mashed potatoes, or Chive and Onion Mashed Potatoes, recipe follows

2 cups panko breadcrumbs, divided

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus more, if needed

Chive and Onion Mashed Potatoes:

1 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed

1/2 cup chive and onion cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup butter, softened


  1. In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, 1 cup panko, and beaten egg. Shape the potato mixture into 3-inch patties. Dredge the patties in the remaining 1 cup panko.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, add the vegetable oil. Add half of the patties and cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat the procedure with more oil, if needed, and remaining patties. Serve hot.

Chive and Onion Mashed Potatoes:

  1. Boil the potatoes until done. Pour the potatoes into a medium bowl and add cream cheese and butter. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes to desired consistency. Serve immediately.