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Mashed Potato Fritters with Kale and Onions

These mashed potato fritters are perfect to use up things in the fridge. I also love that they fit as a snack, appetizer, or meal.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 247kcal
Author: Anjali Shah



  • Bring water to a boil in a Dutch oven; add kale. Cover and cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until tender. While the kale is cooking, chop the rest of your veggies. Remove kale with a slotted spoon, reserving cooking liquid. Chop kale and set aside.
  • Add potato to reserved cooking liquid in pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain; partially mash potatoes. Stir in kale and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • Preheat oven to 400°. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, diced onion, and chopped sage. Cook 13 minutes or until browned.
  • Combine potato mixture, onion mixture, green onions, and pepper in the pan. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  • Divide potato mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Place patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Then broil patties for 5 minutes or until browned.
  • You can serve the patties as is, or top them with 1 Tbsp fresh grated parmesan, or serve them with ketchup, or just garnish them with sage sprigs: you can really do anything you like with them!


Top Tips for Making Mashed Potato Fritters
  • Allow your potato mix to cool slightly before shaping into patties.
  • Use a preheated oven.
  • Use some cooking spray on your baking tray, so the potato cakes don't stick to the tray.
  • Sprinkle with a pinch of Parmesan or serve with ketchup or sour cream!
  • Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up 3-4 days.
Adapted from CookingLight


Serving: 2cakes | Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Sodium: 495mg | Potassium: 1053mg | Fiber: 8.5g | Sugar: 6.8g