February 21, 2015

Spinach Potato Cakes

By now most of you probably know I am a huge fan of re-purposing my leftovers. I believe in trying to be thrifty but everyone gets tired of eating the same thing for 2 and 3 days in a row. Try as hard as I do, it seems I am forever making too much of something or other. I think that comes from learning to cook from my Grandmother who was raised in a farming community with very hungry, hard working folks. She always made huge quantities of everything she cooked and nothing ever went to waste. Luckily, I learned that last bit from her too and I never throw food away. I will freeze it, find something new to do with it or even just eat it until it's gone.

We woke to a nice steady snowfall this morning, and in our household, that means a big homemade breakfast. The kids and I debated between all the usual choices and french toast and bacon was decided on. I went ahead and made that for them, but I wasn't feeling anything sweet this morning. I started looking around in the refrigerator and remembered we had some leftover "Smashed Potatoes and Spinach" from dinner the other night and I knew what I was going to make as soon as I saw them! Spinach potato cakes! So easy and so delicious. Top it with a fried egg and I knew I would be in heaven. The batch I made was enough for the kiddos to have it for lunch too, minus the egg. With just a little dollop of sour cream and chopped chive to top it off I am sure it will be perfect.

That was my yummy plate. I had the exact same thing for lunch, it was that delicious. Making this recipe is a bit fluid. I had about 2 cups of spinach and potato left and added to it a beaten extra large egg, and about 3 Tablespoons of all purpose flour. You want your mixture to hold together when made into patties, so use more or less flour until you get it to a point that will hold up to being handled and fried. I used about 2 Tablespoons of olive oil over a medium high flame and allowed the patties to cook about 3-4 minutes on each side. That's about all there is to it. My batch made 10 larger patties.

I hope you will try this one very soon, and as always, if you have any questions or need guidance... please feel free to reach me through email above or by leaving a comment. I will do my best to help in any way I can.


  1. This looks delicious! I never used to be a fan of a runny yolk but now those are my favorite kind of eggs. Nice pancake too :)


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