Potato patties with chives- delicious recipe using leftover mashed potatoes! These easy and incredibly tasty patties made with just few ingredients are great as a snack or a main dish.
As it's been a while since the last savoury recipe on the blog, I thought I will mix it up a bit this week. Let me introduce you to one of my all-time favourite, easiest and tastiest snacks (that can also double up as a main) out there...
...Potato patties with chives
These patties are sooo good and tick so many boxes! Firstly, they are great way to reduce food waste. They are made using leftover mashed potatoes. Secondly, there are only 7 basic ingredients you will need to make them. All of the ingredients are super simple and there are high chances that you will have them all in your kitchen already.
You can enjoy potato patties as a snack, or as a main dish. They can also be served as a side dish with almost anything, from fried egg to salmon or chicken. Crispy on the outside, but soft and fluffy in the middle, incredibly easy to make and loved by the whole family!
One bowl and 7 ingredients!
The beauty of this dish is in its simplicity. One bowl and 7 ingredients. That is all what you will need to make these. You simply mix all of the ingredients together with a fork, use your hands to shape the patties and use frying pan to cook.
If you are out of eggs, you can omit the egg in the recipe. It will still work and the patties will still taste delicious! Parmesan can be replaced by any other grated cheese you have available.
How to make these patties
There is literally nothing complicated about this recipe. You simply add the ingredients into a bowl and mix them all together.
Start with grated Parmesan, then add chopped chives. Pour in the beaten egg and mix it all with fork.
Add mashed potatoes and 35g of flour to this mixture and stir it all to combine. You may want to add some seasoning to taste.
Place this mixture in the fridge for few minutes, just so it can firm up a little. This way, it will be much easier to shape and handle the patties.
Once chilled, divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and shape into patties using your hands. Cover in flour on both sides, shake off any excess and fry in a bit of olive oil until golden brown on both sides.
Making ahead and freezing tips for potato patties
If you would like to make this recipe ahead, you certainly can. Simply shape the patties, cover in flour, place on a tray and transfer to the fridge for up to 24 hours.
They can also be frozen, but I would recommend to cook them first. Transfer cooked patties into airtight container or freezer bag and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. To cook from frozen, I would recommend placing them in the oven preheated to 190C for about 10-15 minutes until the patties are warm.
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Potato patties with chives
- 650 g cooled, mashed potatoes (any type)
- 45 g grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoon chopped chives (plus extra to garnish)
- 1 medium egg
- 65 g plain flour
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoon sour cream (optional)
- In a large bowl, place Parmesan cheese and 2 tablespoon of chives. Add egg and mix until combined. Add mashed potatoes and 35g of flour and mix again until combined. Place the bowl with the mix into the fridge for about 10 minutes.
- Place the remaining flour on a shallow plate or dish, divide the potato mixture into 8 equal portions. Using your hands, shape each portion into a patty, dredge each patty in flour on both sides, gently shaking off any excess.
- Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry patties until golden brown on both sides (about 3 minutes on each side). Top with sour cream and more chives and enjoy!
Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend that you use digital scales for a more accurate results. I have provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe but please note that I haven’t tested using this method.
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This recipe looks so easy and delicious. Sure to satisfy in every way! I love that you can freeze these as well!
Thanks so much Leslie, it's a favourite in our house and there is always a stash of these in my freezer!
Marisa F. Stewart
The chives in the onion patties looked so good I had to try out the recipe. It was excellent and the patties browned beautifully. They were delicious with our grilled chicken. This is so much better than eating warmed over mashed potatoes.
Aww Marisa, you are so sweet, thanks so much for trying the recipe! So happy to hear that you've made it and enjoyed it! Have a lovely weekend!
Ahh potato cakes are my favorite! I love them with breakfast especially. These look so good and sound delicious..beautiful pics 🙂
Oh yes, I love them for breakfast too, especially topped with fried egg! Thanks so much for stopping by Tammy!
I would build that patties tower high, and I wouldn't stop until I was out of them. Fantastic recipe to make in the morning, and the one I should certainly try. Amazing how little ingredients you need to make something as delicious as these patties!
I like your thinking Elaine! Stack them up high and watch them disappear! 🙂 Thanks so much for your lovely comment and rating!
My kids love finger food like this. Great with a poached egg.
Oh yes, I think it's probably my favourite way to eat them! Thanks Dannii!
Absolutely stunning photo and these look so delicious! Have never tried this before but I'm sure I'd like anything with potato!
Thank you Farah, they're so easy to make and come together in just few minutes. I hope you will give them a go!
This is a great idea to mix up how to serve mashed potatoes! These look so tasty!
Thank you Tisha, glad you think so.
Love this idea. I actually have a bunch of scallions overgrowing and I think this could be a great way to use them.
Absolutely, these will be ideal to make if you have some spare scallions! Hope you will enjoy the recipe!
Finally, a recipe to use leftover mashed potatoes that is much simpler than the fried croquettes I always make! Love the flavors. Thanks for sharing.
Pleasure all mine Paula, glad to hear that you like these as an alternative to croquettes (which are also delicious BTW)! Thanks for rating and for your comment!
These Potato Patties look super delicious and easy to make! I'm planning a chicken dinner tonight with mashed potatoes -I'm going to make extra just so that I can make these for breakfast tomorrow. My husband loves potato patties!
That's great to hear Aleta! I honestly think these are the best way to use mashed potatoes! Hope that you and hubby will enjoy these patties!
Potato patties with chives were so flavorful and fluffy. They had the perfect texture. Your recipe and instructions were spot on. I will be making these again soon. Do you think they freeze well? If so I am making a double batch!!!
Hi Heidy, so happy that you've enjoyed the recipe! They will freeze perfectly fine, I will suggest cooking them before freezing, then when ready to eat them, take out of the freezer and place in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes until they are warm. Hope this helps!
I get so bored with the same mashed potatoes but these potato patties sure liven up dinner time!
Thanks Sharon, glad you think so! They're definitely a great alternative to mashed potatoes and perfect for adding some variety into the plate.
I am such a potato lover. These are great for brunch or dinner. The pefect side dish, but I could easily make a meal out of them too. All I need is some sour cream.
Yes! That is exactly my way of eating them too Gloria! Thanks for stopping by and your kind words!
This looks and sounds so delicious and easy to make! Definitely making then tomorrow.
Thanks Sonia, I hope you will enjoy the recipe! Let me know how did you get on!
What a great recipe to try with potatoes. How beautiful they look. Thanks for sharing
Pleasure all mine, thanks for stopping by!
My aunt used to make these after holiday's with leftover mashed potatoes. They are a comfort food for me. I love the tip of freezing them! Easy to pull out when you need a quick side dish.
Thanks Angela! So happy that you found my freezing tips useful! Leftover mash never tasted so good!
My mom used to make these for us when I was little. Thank you for this amazing recipe!
Pleasure all mine Kathryn! Glad to hear that this recipe brought back some good memories!
You had me at potato and these look great. They would be fabulous served nursery style with baked beans. Sharing!
Thanks so much Jacqline! Love your idea of serving these, they would be perfect with some baked beans! Enjoy your weekend!