Tex-Mex Mashed Potato Cake

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For the final helping (smirk) of post-thanksgiving meal ideas I bring you a cake.  Potato Cake that is!  On part two of Thanksgiving for me and my Fireman we were the out-of-town guests taking over Jordan’s grandparents spare bedrooms.. bags, blankets, pillows, and dog in tow.  Not to forget my bear.  The bear I- the 27-year old- cannot sleep without.  Also the bear that my meany sweet fireman tends to throw across the room when it ends up underneath him at two in the morning.  I’m a self-proclaimed snuggler.

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The morning after our meal, while enjoying my coffee, I caught a glimpse of a bowl full of yesterday’s mashed potatoes.  Looking around for the toddlers and wondering who is eating that at- lemme look at my watch.. 7:42AM.  Surely those babies will have cereal or something..

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Me: Bree.. what are we doing with those potatoes.
FireMom: Breakfast!
Me: Huh? I’ll take some eggs, please.
FireMom: No, you wont. Potato Cakes are on the menu for this morning. 

Ohh- I dig.  They were good- considering carbs are my life.  Don’t you know I could go for these anytime of day- not just breakfast.

Oh- I almost forgot with all these carbohydrates on the brain.  It’s been over a week now. If Thanksgiving leftovers are still lurking, toss em’. Saaweey Turkey- time to go.   

Tex-Mex Mashed Potato Cake

2 cups prepared mashed potatoes
1/2 cup (2 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup diced onion
1 jalapeno, diced- ribs and seeds removed
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoons butter
Cooking spray
Cilantro for garnish

Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add onion, cheese, jalapeno, flour, salt, and garlic; mash with a fork or potato masher until smooth. Cover and chill 20 minutes.

Divide potato mixture into 16 equal portions. Flatten each portion into a 2-inch round patty.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter to pan, swirling until butter melts. Add potato cakes to pan; reduce heat to medium, and cook 3 minutes. Carefully turn cakes over; cook 3 minutes or until browned.

Serve with salsa and cilantro if desired.

Nutrition Information
Serves: 8 (2 potato cakes each)
Calories: 137
Fat: 4.6 g
Carbphydrate: 19.1 g
Fiber: 1.2 g
Protein: 4.6 g


  1. Love your blog!! I'm an RD married to a fireman too so I can relate to so many of your posts! Keep up the great work!

  2. John Conner says:

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  3. This looks great Amber! On another note…check out my post today on who won the slow cooker recipe contest….

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