Potato cakes are popular since they make for a great alternative to the plain, old, boring and regular mashed potatoes. Although it may require more effort to prepare than regular mashed potatoes, potato cakes can be more fun since it has a lot of variations.
Potato Cakes are very easy to do but may require close attention when being prepared and cooked. An easier way to make these is by baking them. Using only a few ingredients, it is really easy to make and prepare and it will give you a rewarding and delicious treat.
This recipe will help you in making your own baked potato cakes.
- 350 grams of cooked potatoes that are good and firm for mashing
- 50 grams of butter
- 80 grams of flour
- To be hygienic and safe, remove all jewelry and wash your hands thoroughly.
- Boil the potatoes and drain. Allow them to cool fully as you can’t make potato cakes with hot potatoes.
- Preheat the oven to 180c (fan)/200c/Gas Mark 5.
- Mash the potatoes well until there are no solid chunks of potato left. Lumps will appear in the next step if you do not mash the potatoes well so put every effort into it. Mix it with butter.
- Add the flour and mix it together thoroughly.
- Using your hands, form the dough into a ball.
- Roll out the potato dough on a lightly floured surface until it is about 0.5 cm thick.
- Trim the edges off to your desired shape. Gather the trimmed edges so you can use them again and re-roll.
- Cut the pieces into individual cakes and place them neatly on a lined baking tray.
- Bake them in the oven for about 18-20 minutes until they turn lightly golden brown both on top and underneath.
- Allow them to cool on the tray a little before transferring them on a wire rack to cool completely.
- You can put butter when serving the cakes. They can be reheated either in the toaster or under the grill.
- If you made too many to consume immediately, put them in an airtight container and place them in the freezer. Defrost whenever you want to eat some.