Fried potato patties

Quick Fried Potato Patties | Matates for Kids

Potatoes are everyone’s favorite ingredient when it comes to preparing some happy food. Despite all the notorious starch information surrounding them, potatoes are full of antioxidants and a good source of healthy fiber. So, there is nothing wrong with consuming some potatoes occasionally.

Note that this fluffy patties recipe is a real kid-pleaser. You can serve the potato cakes any time of the day. Even better, it is super quick to prepare and made with everyday, simple ingredients. I have not tried them with sweet potatoes but feel free to be creative. Did you know that potatoes were the first vegetable grown in space? Now, you do!

My grandma used to prepare these from leftover mashed potatoes. It is definitely a great snack idea for the day after Thanksgiving. So, be sure to store any leftover potato puree from holiday meals for preparing a fantastic side dish the next day. If you like fried veggie patties, then make sure to check our zucchini patties recipe. Last but not least, these are not crispy like hash browns, but rather puffed potato patties (fluffier) with a mushier taste. If you like mashed potatoes, you are going to love the matates patties!

Quick Fried Potato Patties

This recipe yields about 25 pieces (about 30 gr each). You can serve them with sour cream and chopped green onions or turn them into a palatable side dish with any meal. Note that you can also cook the potatoes in your microwave instead of boiling them. Just use a microwave potato cooker bag, and they will be ready within 4-5 minutes.

Quick Fried Potato Patties | Matates Potato Cakes

Recipe by OzgurCourse: Sides, AppetizersCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 3 large potatoes, boiled

  • 1 large size egg, lightly beaten

  • 1/2 cup wheat flour

  • 1/2 cup milk (you can use nondairy milk if you like)

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2-3 green onions (scallions), chopped

  • Optional:
  • 1/4 bunch fresh dill, chopped

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried mint

  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated


  • Peel and boil the potatoes.
  • Let them cool down to room temperature.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mash the boiled potatoes with a potato masher.
  • Beat the egg lightly and add into the bowl along with milk.
  • Stir with a spatula a few times.
  • Add the baking powder and spices.preparing mashed potato cakes
  • Add the chopped green onions (and optional fresh dill and cheddar cheese if you wish).
  • Next, add the wheat flour and stir until all incorporate well.
  • Form small patties (about 30 gr /1 Oz.) by scooping out 1/4 cup of the mixture.
  • Add 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil into a skillet and heat (You can use any other vegetable oil or melt butter¬—olive oil is the healthiest option).
  • Fry the potato patties in the skillet until they are golden brown. Do not forget to turn them over halfway through cooking (4-5 minutes per side).Frying potato patties in oil
  • Drain them over on paper towel coated serving plate.


  • If the potato mixture is too watery, feel free to add more wheat flour until you get a better consistency.
  • Looking for a lighter version? You can also bake the potato patties in the oven. Preheat to 300 °F (150 °C) and place the potatoes on a tray. Make sure you place baking sheet first and brush the patties with olive oil or melted butter for extra crispiness and flavor.

Are potatoes 80 percent water?

Potatoes are actually 80 percent water and 20 percent dry matter. They are cooked in so many ways and highly popular all around the globe. Potatoes were first grown in South America (Peru) about 9,000-10,000 years ago (as far as we know). However, most cultures did not know that they exist until about 500 years ago.

Are potatoes healthy?

Potatoes contain a good amount of fiber (in the skin). They are a starchy vegetable with fat content less than 1g. The healthy carb in potatoes are easy to digest which makes their glycemic index (GI) high. If you eat too much of them, you might experience high blood pressure. On the contrary, potatoes contain antioxidants and minerals that are good for our bodies.

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