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4.84 from 18 votes

Potato Cakes

Old-fashioned Potato Cakes: great as an easy lunch with sour cream!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: potato cakes, potato pancakes
Servings: 12 cakes
Calories: 85kcal


  • 2 med-large potatoes
  • 1 small onion (or half a large onion)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (or 1 teaspoon dried parsley)
  • salt and pepper for seasoning


  • Grate potatoes and squeeze to drain away excess moisture before placing into a mixing bowl. (Squeeze with hands and let excess moisture drain away or place the grated potato into a clean tea towel and squeeze, letting the tea towel absorb the extra moisture).
  • Grate onions and add to potatoes.
  • Whisk eggs and add to the grated ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • Add parsley, a little salt and pepper to season, and flour. Stir to combine.
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan and add spoonfuls of mixture into the hot oil.
  • Flatten each spoonful to make a larger round cake.
  • Fry until golden and then turn and cook until golden on the reverse side, using a spatula to flatten once again.
  • Serve warm with sour cream or your favourite condiment.


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg