Saturday, May 14, 2011

Smashed Potato Cakes - Paula Deen

I am a sucker for potatoes and more so when it comes to potato cakes.  These are good, no they are great.  The name is what attracted me to the recipe. The reality of the situation is that someone else knew that this name would attract because not that I have made it, there are no smashed potatoes.  Rather, there are mashed potatoes and these are Mashed Potato Cakes but I like the name so we are going with SMASHED.

Smashed Potato Cakes       Paula Deen                  About 14 cakes

 6 cups cubed (1-inch) Yukon gold potatoes 

1 cup of corn meal

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar

1/2 cup chopped green onion

1/4 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon salt                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


In a large pot, combine potatoes and add water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat, and simmer 10 to 12 minutes, or until tender. 

Drain well and mash.

In a large bowl, combine potatoes, cornmeal, egg, cheese,  onion,  sour cream,  salt, and pepper. Form potatoes into 3-inch patties; d

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add potato patties, and cook, 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until brown and crisp. Serve immediately.



  1. These looks so scrumptious! Different from the usual mashed potatoes....yummy with the crust on the outer layer!

  2. I love potato cakes! I usually made these without the cornmeal, will have to try your way! Thanks for sharing!

  3. They look great, love the cornmeal! I'm making mashed potatoes today, I think I'll make extra potatoes so I can try these tomorrow:@) Thanks so much for joining the Cook-Along!

  4. now these are a perfect side for anytime!

  5. It's my day for a blog hop, I'd love it if you came over and shared one of your great recipes at savory sunday!! Have a great day :)

  6. These look so delicious. I love anything with potatoes!

  7. love Paula Dean thanks for sharing this I will have to try it out

  8. Oh my gosh this looks wonderfully tasty! Thanks for linking up to Savory Sundays!!

  9. Those potato cakes look excellent!! I'm going to make them very soon :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  10. I've never had potato cakes. Where have I been?!?! They look and sound wonderful! Can't wait to make them!!!

  11. These sound fantastic. I love the addition of the sour cream and cheese! Thank you for linking them up with Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home Friday!


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