Patta Cake

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Julie Bs Hive

Another "waste not, want not" recipe for those leftover mashed potatoes. The name refers to patting the mixture between the hands to form a flat cake.

Top Review by Maryland Jim

This is a neat idea, but as stated, rather plai for out taste. My 2 sons and I had this for dinner and we added catsup to the initial couple of cakes. Then we added Old Bay seasoning to the meat and liked it even more. We will definitely do this again but will experiment with seasoning and possibly do igt with hot port sausage for a breakfast dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix potatoes with milk. Add flour and mix to a stiff dough, adding more milk if necessary. Divide mix into six portions.
  2. Press one portion out with your hand to make a circle. Fill with a spoonful of meat, fold and press edges closed so that meat filling remains inside. repeat with with remaining meat and potato mixture.
  3. Heat oil and fry cakes until lightly browned on both sides.
  4. Serve with bacon or a green salad.

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