Grandma's Irish Potato Cakes

Grandma's Irish Potato Cakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Grandma's Irish Potato Cakes recipe has been in my family as long as I can remember. I remember my Mother, Aunts and my Grandma saying be sure and don't throw out the left over potatoes, because they wanted to make the potato cakes. It is a great recipe for left over potatoes and the fun part for a kid helping Grandma cook is you mix these with your hands. It really takes no time to make the potato cakes and they are absolutely the ultimate Irish comfort food!
How To Make 
Grandma's Irish Potato Cakes Recipe

We Start With The Boiled White Russet or Irish Potatoes
Recipe Tip:
I Always Boil Potatoes In Salty Water and Lay A Wooden Spoon 
Over The Top Of The Pot So The Potatoes Won't Boil Over
Grandma's Irish Potato Cakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
When The Potatoes Are Tender
Remove From The Heat, 
Drain The Potatoes and Mash The Potatoes
Grandma's Irish Potato Cakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Season The Potatoes According 
To Your Recipe For Mashed Potatoes
Butter, Milk or Cream, Salt and Pepper
Grandma's Irish Potato Cakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Now We Are Ready To Start The Potato Cakes
With The Left Over Mashed Potatoes
We Are Going To Sauté 
The Onion's For The Cakes
Grandma's Irish Potato Cakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Place The Left Over Cold Mashed Potatoes In a Mixing Bowl
Adding Egg, Flour and Seasons
Grandma's Irish Potato Cakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Mix With Your Hands Until Well Until Blended
Then Add The Sautéed Onions 
Grandma's Irish Potato Cakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Mix In The Onions and Form The Cakes
Grandma's Irish Potato Cakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Form The Cakes and Let Rest Before Browning
Grandma's Irish Potato Cakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Now Its Time To Brown The Cakes In Some Butter and Oil
Grandma's Irish Potato Cakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Grandma's Irish Potato Cakes
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Makes 5 to 6 cakes
Ingredients
2 cups mashed potatoes, cold, left over
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 to 5 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, chopped fine
1 bunch green onions, chopped
Directions
Mix 1 cup of the flour, salt, pepper and cayenne in  a small bowl and set aside.
Place the left over mashed potatoes in a medium mixing bowl.
Add one egg to the mashed potatoes with 1/2 cup of the flour mix, with your hands mix well, then set aside.
In a hot skillet pour in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and sauté the onions.
Add the sautéed onions to the potato mixture, if you need the dough to be thicken, then add more flour.
Form the cakes, remember these are primitive cakes they don't need to be perfect.
After the cakes are formed then dip them in the remaining flour to coat the outside.
Let the cakes sit for about 15 minutes before browning.
Heat the butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a hot skillet.
Brown the potato cakes until crusted on both sides.
Plate the cakes and garnish with chopped green onions.
Enjoy!
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Grandma's Irish Potato Cakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Time To Serve These Awesome Cakes!
Grandma's Irish Potato Cakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
These Cakes Are Sure 
Worth Waiting For!
Grandma's Irish Potato Cakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
I can still remember my Mother making these same potato cakes and my Dad asking her are those cakes ready yet? Such wonderful family memories I can still remember the way they smelled and tasted; guess what mine smell just like my Mothers did!

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Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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Comments

  1. In your family recipe, Miz Helen, can the cayenne be eliminated without hampering the flavor? Or would I need to bump up the black pepper or add a few red pepper flakes as a sub? I can't have cayenne, and so many recipes here have it as an ingredient. Not sure, but I would think that cayenne is not something common in Irish recipes. I know it's found in many other cuisines and is often a spice added in many of our Southern dishes that feature some "heat." Thanks for your input. I do love the variety of yummy recipes you bring to the blog.

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    1. You sure can eliminate the cayenne, it doesn't need the heat for the flavor, we just like the heat. You could use Tabasco, Hot Sauce, Red Pepper Flakes, or Horseradish, but really the cakes will be delicious without the heat, it is a personal taste. Enjoy the cakes and thanks so much for stopping by!

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