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Crispy Cheddar-Scallion Potato Cakes

Leftover mashed potatoes are transformed into these adorable and delicious little bites! Perfect for parties or brunch, try experimenting with other add-ins like grated gruyere, cooked crumbled bacon, or chopped fresh herbs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 12 cakes


  • 1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
  • ¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 large scallion chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TB flour
  • 1 TB butter
  • 1 TB canola oil
  • ¼ cup sour cream


  • Combine potatoes, cheese, white part of scallion, egg, and flour in a medium bowl. 
  • Heat butter and canola in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Drop batter by heaping TBs and cook for 5-6 mins per side or until lightly browned. 
  • Serve each cake topped with 1 tsp sour cream and garnished with green scallion.


This recipe is easily doubled or tripled to serve a crowd!

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