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Cheese and Onion Potato Cakes

Amanda Wren
A quick side dish of cheese and onion potato cakes using leftover baked potatoes with parsley or coriander.
4.78 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Servings 4
Calories 286 kcal


  • 350 g cooked cold potato
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed
  • 100 g grated cheese such as Cheddar
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp of oil for frying


  • Fry the onion in a little oil until softened and add the garlic for a minute.
  • Combine all the ingredients together and mix well.
  • Use a 8cm pastry cutter to make four cakes.
  • Chill on greaseproof paper for 30mins, if possible, to firm up.
  • Fry the cakes in the remaining oil for a few minutes on one side. Carefully turn for a few more minutes.


Replace the onion and garlic with spring onion and cooked fish instead.
Use any fresh herbs you have.


Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 24gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 1765mgPotassium: 317mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 478IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 198mgIron: 1mg
Keyword potato cakes
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