Potato Cakes

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    servings (basic proportions can be doubled, tripled, etc.)
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Appears in
Real Irish Food

By David Bowers

Published 2014

  • About

When I was growing up, my dad made potato cakes as a way to use up leftover mashed potatoes and to try to stave off the hunger of four unfillable teenage boys. With a fried egg, rashers, and sausages, potato cakes made a breakfast that would stick to the ribs all morning. Nowadays, I make mashed potatoes simply in order to have potato cakes. I enjoy them so much, I’ve even cut them into smaller triangles and served them as a cocktail party nibble alongside sour cream flavored with chives fo