Spiced Potato Cakes

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 30 mins

These tasty fried potato cakes come from Algeria. (Prep time includes chilling time for the potatoes.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel & cut the potatoes into chunks. Boil the potatoes in water until tender then mash them in a large bowl. Mix in the eggs, spices, & cilantro.
  2. With floured hands, form the mixture into round flat cakes about 3 inches in diameter. Cover & chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat a thin layer of oil in a frying pan. Fry the cakes on each side until crisp & brown. Place on a plate lined with paper towels to remove excess oil. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

These were good but the flavor was a bit off for us. Just a tip, don't use too much oil or they may break apart and definitely don't miss the chilling time. I served them with a yogurt dip which went pretty well and ketchup, not so well. Made for 1~2~3 Hits March 2010 ~ It's Not Easy Being Green!!!

UmmBinat March 05, 2010

I reduced this and made a few small cakes for Buddha. These are very tasty and easy to do but felt it needed some onion flavor and perhaps some cheese too as another reviewer suggested. I topped them with sour cream, but Buddha said Salsa or Guacamole would be great too. This is a delicious recipe. :)

2Bleu October 03, 2008

I love potato cakes! I ommited the cayenne because I had kids eating. I also made them into smaller cakes, I couldn't tell you how many lol but it was more then enough to serve 5 along side of Recipe #310035. Only thing I may have wanted to add was some grated cheese, but other then that these were a perfect addition to the meal, and tasted great dipped in tomato sauce.

Michelle_My_Belle August 22, 2008

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