Swedish Sausage Potato Cakes

"The source for this recipe is The Flavor of Wisconsin by Harva Hachten, a collection of recipes. This recipe was submitted by Dagmar Noel in Waukesha, WI. It can be a supper dish, as well as breakfast or lunch. The time indicated does not include mashing the potatoes. For best results, use a well seasoned raw pork sausage with plenty of flavor. That's what will season the dish. Also, be sure to use firm leftover mashed potatoes (definitely not potato puree). They will work much better to hold the patties together. Although the recipe didn't mention this, you can coat them in breadcrumbs before frying the patties to give them a crispy exterior and then serve them with a Swedish mustard sauce."
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Ready In:
4 patties




  • Crumble and brown the sausage. Drain and reserve the drippings.
  • Add browned sausage, potatoes, egg, and about a tablespoon of drippings in a bowl. Add salt to taste.
  • Form into 4 patties, and fry in some of the reserved drippings, browning both sides (add some vegetable oil, if needed).
  • Serve hot.

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  1. Sarah in New York
    These were tasty, but the pattys did not hold together very well. We ate them, but not really worth the hassle. Made for ZWT6.
  2. Chef shapeweaver
    I made this as directed.But after mixing everything together,I found out that I needed to add almost 1/2 cup of bread crumbs to able to make patties.Also I added more salt,also added about 3/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper.And the taste wasn't what my SO and I expected,but thank you for posting. "Keep Smiling :)"
  3. Wildflour
    These were WONDERFUL!!!!!!!! LOVED the sausage in them, too! I'll be making them this way from now on! TY!!!!!!!!! :) :)
  4. ladypit
    Really tasty. I had leftover Recipe#71205 to use up and this sounded like a good way to do that. I used Cheryl's idea and put my vegetarian sausage patties in the food processor and whirred until they were little chunks. Didn't cook them first because they are vegetarian, and therefore didn't add any drippings (but the potatoes had butter, sour cream, and cream cheese in them!). Cooked them on my electric griddle with no oil. Served them with applesauce (and for the 7 year old, ketchup). Lovely dinner.
  5. ncmysteryshopper
    These were incredible! I put some organic apple & sausage links in the food processor and ground them up and then proceeded from there. The flavor was out of this world and everyone loved them. I think the key to this recipe is to use a good flavored sausage. We WILL be having these again! Thanks Nan!



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