Potato Cakes No 107

Thank you to Paul and Wendy Savage who used this recipe successfully at their WWII themed New Year’s Party and were kind enough to share it with me. I used 1/3 rd of the ingredients below using some left over mash and that made several potato cakes which I pan fried. They were DELICIOUS!! I loved my lunch today!!
Potato Cakes
  • 3 smallish onions, chopped finely
  • 7oz margarine – or vegan substitute.
  • 3lbs cooked and mashed potato
  • 1lb self raising flour (or plain flour with 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder added)
  • salt & pepper to season (herbs can be added too)
  1. Fry onion in 1/2 oz margarine until soft
  2. Mash potato with remaining margarine and beat together with the onion & flour. Season to taste.
  3. Knead onto a floured surface (it should be similar consistancy to bread dough)
  4. Form into 3-4 inch sausage. Cut into 1 inch slices (make them thicker if baking in the oven)
  5. Cook in oven at 200 c or gas mark 6  for 15-20 minutes (until golden brown) or alternatively pan fry.