Not too long ago a reader sent me an email requesting I post some side dishes. Shortly after that, Jill of Simple Daily Recipes put out a message that she would be willing to guest post. Who better to ask to do a side for me! Jill has an awesome site with a lot of recipes. If you haven’t been to her site then I encourage you to go over to check her out!
I told Jill what I was looking for and today she is delivering. Thanks you Jill – for the guest post and for the delicious Baked Potato Patties!

Baked Potato Patties are my version of the potato cakes my grandmother would have fried. I have made them with freshly boiled mashed potatoes and with leftover mashed potatoes. They make a wonderful side veggie to any meal. But that’s not all they’re good for.

Oh yes! There’s more! I can also turn them into appetizers for parties. Such as they are shown in the photo. They can be eaten hot or at room temperature, too. Amazing, huh? This recipe could turn out to be your next family family.


6 garlic cloves
1/4 cup yellow onion, sliced
oil for light frying

3 cups mashed potatoes (freshly boiled or leftover)
2 to 3 tablespoons cream or milk
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
1 small egg, well beaten

Heat oven to 425ºF.

In a small fry pan, over medium-low heat, heat just enough oil to coat garlic cloves and onion slices. Cook garlic and onions slowly until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside.

To the 3 cups of mashed potatoes, add the garlic cloves and mash them together, stirring well. Add cream if the potato mixture is thick, one tablespoon at a time. But not so much as to make it loose. Think cookie dough consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Finally, stir in beaten egg.

Using a 1-inch cookie dough scoop, scoop out potato mixture onto a well-greased cookie sheet. Use a wet fork to press potato balls flat to 1/4-inch thickness. Add a sliver of cooked onion to top the potato patty.

Bake until lightly golden, 10 to 15 minutes.