Cornish Potato Cakes

Budget potato cakes

I usually make these with any leftover mashed potato or if I have a few potatoes left that I have no use for. It is a traditional Cornish recipe, although I have never found any where in Cornwall that makes them so let me know if there is any where!

Makes 12  Costs 7p per potato cake


4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed

100g plain flour 

50g butter, soft

2 tbsp milk

1 tbsp parsley 

Black pepper 

1. Boil the potatoes until soft, mash and leave to cool.

2. Meanwhile, rub the butter into the flour until it turns into crumbs.

3. Add the mashed potato, milk, parsley and black pepper to taste. Stir together until well mixed. Divide into small patties.

4. In a large frying pan, fry the potato cakes in a little butter. Cook for 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.


8 thoughts on “Cornish Potato Cakes”

  1. These look really nice and very easy to make! I’ll have to ask the other half about them as he’s Cornish. Thank you for sharing on #ThriftyThursday

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