Parmesan Mashed Potato Cakes

Parmesan Mashed Potato Cakes

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These Parmesan Mashed Potato Cakes are so addictive! A crunchy, cheesy crust is hiding the soft, velvety mashed potato filling. They make a perfect side dish or a filling vegetarian meal.

Parmesan Mashed Potato Cakes

Parmesan Mashed Potato Cakes

PREP TIME: 15 mins

COOK TIME: 10 mins


TOTAL TIME: 2 hrs 25 mins


  • 2 large potatoes about 1 lb.
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan + extra 1/2 cup for dredging
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives or scallion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper or to taste
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil for frying


  1. Cook the potatoes in gently boiling water until tender, about 20-25 minutes, depending on the size. Let them cool down completely. Peel.
  2. Place the potatoes in a medium mixing bowl and mash well using a potato masher.
  3. To the same bowl, add the egg, Parmesan, parsley, chives, flour, salt, and pepper. Mix everything well.
  4. Scoop up about a 1/2 cup of the potato mixture and form it into a patty.
  5. Place about a 1/2 cup of Parmesan into a shallow dish. Roll the patties in the parmesan to coat.
  6. Heat up some olive oil in a large, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the potato patties, and fry for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until they turn golden brown.

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