Potato Cakes

Baked Mash Potato Cakes

Ingredients (for 2 people)

  • 400g potatoes, peeled and rinsed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 cup pancetta, or bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoons chives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs


  1. Cook potatoes in plenty of salted water until cooked through. Meanwhile gently fry onion until translucent and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, eggs, pancetta, onions, butter and chives. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the texture with a bit of milk if necessary.
  3. Preheat your oven to 190°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. On the baking sheet, using a ring mould, sprinkle a layer of breadcrumbs, then scoop potato mixture to shape the cakes, about 1.1/2 inch thick. Press down slightly with the back of a spatula and finish with another thin layer of breadcrumbs. Remove the ring mould and repeat the process.
  5. Bake in the oven at 190°C for 10 minutes, or until golden and serve warm.
  6. Note: You can add grated parmesan cheese on top of the potato cakes.
John Keegan