Crispy Potato Cakes

I just had to share these here because they are crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside and are a delightful treat for the taste buds. They are also easy to make and can be used as a side dish or an appetizer.

Five medium potatoes
1 cup cornmeal
1 egg beater
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1/4 cup low fat sour cream
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
pinch of black pepper or more to taste
salt to taste
Canola oil for frying


Peel and cut potatoes into small pieces.

Boil potatoes until soft enough to be mashed.
Shred cheese.
Cut scallions into small pieces.
In a large bowl, mash potatoes.
Add cornmeal, egg, cheese, seasonings and sour cream. Continue mashing until they are mixed together.

Add cornmeal.

Add cheese & scallions.

Add sour cream.
Form patties. I made them a few sizes until I found that the two inch size was good for my purpose. I also did not flatten them very much. I was tempted to make them in muffin tins and I am going to do so, in the future. I wanted little potato cakes and not patties. I got both.
In a large skillet, in oil that has been heated, drop in the shaped patties and cook on medium heat until browned.
Flip them over and cook other side until browned and crispy. (Not too dark.) (A few minutes on each side)
I served them plain since they had enough calories but they would be a delicious with some sour cream, on the side.

Sweet and Savory

Martha, You will see some unusual pairings in my recipes. My husband has celiac so most of the food I make has no gluten-free except for chocolate. He doesn’t like chocolate so I make it for me and whoever else is around.

You will see corn meal, potato starch and rice flour used in place or regular flours plus some other groovy ingredients.


These look delicious Chaya! I’ve made them all different ways but never with cornmeal. I’ll have to try that! I’ll link up my fake it potato pancakes again here since they are so easy and a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes 🙂

A Year on the Grill

wow are these ever decadent looking… And corn meal, that is interesting

But… do not peal the potatoes (personal bugaboo of mine)… i need the fiber (I am old), and vitamins. they will smash just fine, add a little texture and be better for you