Garlicky Spinach-Potato Cakes

Garlicky Spinach-Potato Cakes

Here’s a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes!!! ….Or a great way to use those bags of dried potatoes you bought on a whim when they went on sale buy-one-get-one-free at the grocery store…. Confession – I’ve done the latter. Hence, this recipe. So, alas, this recipe uses an embarrassingly processed ingredient, but my family just loves these little cakes. And to be honest, I do too 🙂

Garlicky Spinach-Potato Cakes 

  • 2 c prepared garlic-flavor mashed potatoes (such as Idahoan brand)
  • 1 egg – see *Note
  • 1/2 c fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/3 c all-purpose flour
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 2-3 T olive oil or unsalted butter
  • light sour cream, chopped red onion and spinach for garnish

Combine the mashed potatoes, egg, spinach, baking powder, flour, and salt.

Preheat a large nonstick pan over med-high heat. Heat the olive oil or butter. Once hot, drop in the potato mix – ~1/4c each per cake. Brown on one side, then flip to brown the other side. Serve!

*Note: this is also a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. Just add a clove of garlic, minced, to 2 c mashed potatoes and proceed as described.


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