Whether you call it a hashbrown (North America), tattie scone (Scotland) or potato cake (Ireland), they are all a similar version of a fried potato patty.
This is a great recipe to use when you have a bunch of leftover mashed potatoes. Pick you favorite dry or fresh herbs, and add to the recipe to flavor them however you like.
Irish Potato Cakes
- 3 cups prepared mashed potatoes
- 1/3 cup GF flour blend* divided
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1-2 Tbsp fresh herbs chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- If using leftover prepared mashed potatoes, allow to come to room temperature (makes combining easier). If making fresh potatoes, add some milk and butter and whip until soft, but not runny.
- Using your hands or a potato masher, combine together the mashed potatoes, 1/4 cup of the flour, and the seasonings. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. Take some mixture and shape into a ball, then flatten into a 3 inch patty (or make them whatever size you like), then lightly pat some flour onto each side.
- Melt some butter into a skillet and fry patties on each side until golden, about 3-4 minutes per side. Serve hot.