Cheese and Onion Potato Cakes

A quick side dish of cheese and onion potato cakes using leftover baked potatoes with parsley or coriander.Cheese and Onion Potato Cakes. It may still be hot here in France in September, but I can't help but think about the seasons changing and the type of dishes I'll be cooking. All too soon we will be tucked up and eating inside in front of the log burner, rather than trying to find a shady spot on the deck to eat a salad! This is one of those dishes that can be made in a few minutes and will go perfectly with a hearty beef dish from the slow cooker. And the best bit? It's made from leftover potato from  my Loaded Potato Skins, which I just pop in the freezer and defrost for a few hours. I find that they are quite wet when defrosted so I squeeze them out over a sieve. A quick side dish of cheese and onion potato cakes using leftover baked potatoes with parsley or coriander. You could use your favourite herbs. I think fresh parsley, coriander or chives go well.  I've used  parsley. A quick side dish of cheese and onion potato cakes using leftover baked potatoes with parsley or coriander. Fry some onion until softened and add the garlic for about a minute. Combine the potato, onion, garlic, cheese, egg, parsley and seasoning. A quick side dish of cheese and onion potato cakes using leftover baked potatoes with parsley or coriander. Mix well and then use a pastry cutter to make the cakes, pushing the mixture down well.  A quick side dish of cheese and onion potato cakes using leftover baked potatoes with parsley or coriander. Place on some baking parchment and chill if you have time. A quick side dish of cheese and onion potato cakes using leftover baked potatoes with parsley or coriander. Fry for a few minutes on one side before turning carefully. I think that these are great make ahead cheats. Add some cooked or tinned fish and they could also be a main meal.
Cheese and Onion Potato Cakes
Serves 4
A quick side dish of cheese and onion potato cakes using leftover baked potatoes with parsley or coriander.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 350g cooked, cold potato
  2. 1/2 onion, chopped
  3. 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  4. 100g grated cheese such as Cheddar
  5. 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  6. 1 tsp salt
  7. 1/2 tsp pepper
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1 tbsp of oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Fry the onion in a little oil until softened and add the garlic for a minute.
  2. Combine all the ingredients together and mix well.
  3. Use a 8cm pastry cutter to make four cakes.
  4. Chill on greaseproof paper for 30mins, if possible, to firm up.
  5. Fry the cakes in the remaining oil for a few minutes on one side. Carefully turn for a few more minutes.
Notes
  1. Replace the onion and garlic with spring onion and cooked fish instead.
  2. Use any fresh herbs you have.
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  1. OOOH yum, can’t help but love this gorgeous weather, but I will store this one for those slightly colder nights, as you say when we are eating in front of the log burner, just ordered 12 sq metres of wood – winter is just around the corner!

    1. amandrawren70@gmail.com says:

      It’s hard to believe when it’s still so hot and we have summer guests still. In six years we haven’t yet bought any wood as we’ve had donations or been cutting our own trees. Definitely can’t beat a log fire!

  2. marymtf says:

    I’ve never thought of adding anything to the basic potato cake. But that’s because I’m a follower not an innovator. Sounds delicious.

    1. amandrawren70@gmail.com says:

      Well since my boys were small they have always loved cheese so whenever I make something they ask if it has cheese in it! Maybe I’m not the innovator! 🙂

  3. ChgoJohn says:

    Cheese, onion, and potatoes are meant to be prepared together. The trio appear together in so many dishes. I like how you’ve combined them here, Amanda. These will make a fine side as the temps fall a bit. (Hopefully tomorrow!)

    1. amandrawren70@gmail.com says:

      It’s still wicked hot here John but at least the grass is just Weetabix! Definitely looking forward to a change in food now and looking forward to all the root veggies. 🙂

  4. marymtf says:

    My youngest is all grown up. He asks for me to be creative with tofu. Thankfully I only need to strain the brain cells once a week. 🙂

    1. amandrawren70@gmail.com says:

      Mine too, although I’ve not had much experience with tofu and I’ve not seen it in the shops locally.

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