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
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.