Food Monday ~ Nutty Potato Cakes

Nutty Potato Cakes
Serves 4

375g potatoes, boiled & mashed – some may wish to add a little milk and butter
Seasoned flour for coating (add a dash of your favourite spice for extra flavour)
1 egg, beaten
125g almonds, finely chopped
25g butter
15 ml sunflower oil
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
Parsley sprigs, to garnish

Place the seasoned flour on a plate, the beaten egg on another and the chopped nuts on a third.

Divide the mashed potato into twelve pieces and form each piece into a medallion shape, then coat in seasoned flour, then dip in egg and then the almonds.

Heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan and cook the medallions, a few at a time for about 6 minutes, turning once, until golden.
Drain on kitchen paper and keep warm.
Serve hot, garnished with sprigs of parsley.

11 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Nutty Potato Cakes

  1. shackman

    My grandmother used to call that potato pancakes – no nuts though. I always loved having mashed potatos besacuse I knew the next day I’d get potato pancakes. Good stuff!!

  2. Nancy


    When I first look at your recipes, you scare the Hell out of me with your metric measurements.

    Never mind what you write; what I read is:

    375 pounds of potatoes
    125 pounds of almonds
    25 pounds of butter
    2 quarts of sunflower oil

    I could feed the 3rd Battalion of the 15th Infantry Division for a week and never run out of Nutty Potato Cakes…

  3. Debra

    I somehow knew when I read the title of this post I shouldn’t read on! 🙂 This is a food choice I could easily live on…and grow on! Ha! I wouldn’t have considered almonds, but what a great idea! Yum! Debra

  4. Grannymar Post author

    shackman – They are known as Potato Farl in Northern Ireland, and as potato cake or potato bread, on the rest of the island. They are a very common dish – without the nuts – they are my own little variation.

    Nancy. Nancy! ‘375 pounds of potatoes’ @ 7 pounds a day…. I would be peeling them for 53.571429 days! 😆

    WWW – Yes. It also opens doors to other ideas to ring the changes.

  5. Grannymar Post author

    AD – They are popular, but for myself I need to forego the butter & milk.

    Gigi – Simple and tasty.

    Debra – A friend of mine referred to mashed potato as comfort food.

  6. Dianne

    Interesting recipe. I will have to feed it into the WW software and see how many points it involves. I love the ingredients. Thanks, Dianne

  7. Grannymar Post author

    Dianne – I cannot help you there, since I go by my mother’s creed when it came to food – A little of what you fancy does you good!


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