Potato cakes

Potato cakes

Serve these versatile savoury bites with sausages, or make them the star of the show with soured cream and a scattering of spring onions
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    If you’re making the mash, peel and chop the potatoes, then cooking in a large pan of boiling salted water for 15-20 mins until they can be easily pierced with a cutlery knife. Drain and leave the potatoes in a colander to steam-dry. Warm the milk and butter in the pan over a low heat, then return the potatoes to the pan and mash. Stir to combine, then leave to cool.
  2. Step 2

    Stir the flour into the mash, then mix in the spring onions, chives and a good pinch each of salt and pepper. Roll walnut-sized pieces of the potato mixture into balls and flatten slightly. (You should get around 12 in total.)
  3. Step 3

    Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and fry the potato balls for 2-3 mins on each side, pushing them down into discs using a fish slice, until golden and cooked through. (You may need to do this in batches.) Serve hot as they are, or alongside sausages or another main.