Mashed Potato Cakes with Scallions and Cream Cheese

Mashed Potato Cakes with Scallions and Cream Cheese
Mashed Potato Cakes with Scallions and Cream Cheese
Barbara Kiebel

Mashed Potato Cakes with Scallions and Cream Cheese

I know I'm not alone when I say that I look as forward to Thanksgiving Day leftovers as I do the big meal on that day, maybe even more so. I won't deny I've had several holidays when the effort of getting the meal put together has seen me too tired to really enjoy it. But the next day? Perfect.

One of my favorite dishes that I look forward to for breakfast the next day are potato pancakes — a perfect fried egg, these potato pancakes, and a side of the giblet gravy.

Ready in
15 m
8
Servings
157
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 medium-sized scallions, sliced thinly
  • 2 medium-sized cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large egg, beaten lightly
  • 1/3 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Sour cream or gravy, for serving

Directions

Place everything except for the butter and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat until hot but not browning. Drop 3-4 large spoonfuls (1/3 cup total) of the potato mixture into the pan and spread each into a 3-inch patty.

Fry undisturbed until the bottoms are golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Gently flip the cakes and cook until golden brown on the second side, about 4-5 more minutes.

Transfer to a plate, season with salt, to taste, and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining potato mixture. Serve with sour cream or gravy.

Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
11%
Sugar
0.6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
17%
Cholesterol
34mg
11%
Protein
5g
10%
Carbs
18g
6%
Vitamin A
86µg
10%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.1%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.9%
Vitamin C
0.9mg
1.6%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
2.9%
Vitamin K
14µg
17%
Calcium
88mg
9%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
16µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
29µg
7%
Folic acid
8µg
N/A
Iron
0.7mg
4.1%
Magnesium
19mg
5%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
112mg
16%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
293mg
8%
Sodium
361mg
15%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.5mg
3.3%