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Potato Cakes

Potato Cakes

53 Ratings
53 Ratings
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Makes: 7 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Enjoy these potato cakes with fat-free sour cream or fat-free yogurt and chives. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups potatoes (cold, mashed, made from instant potato flakes)
  • 1/2 cup flour (all-purpose, unsifted)
  • 2 tablespoons onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions

1. Put mashed potatoes into a bowl.

2. Add flour and onion. Mix well.

3. Pat potato mixture on a lightly floured board until 1/2 inch thick.

4. Cut with a 3-inch-round cutter.

5. Place on a baking sheet, cover and refrigerate until just before cooking.

6. Heat oil in a frying pan or griddle.

7. Fry cakes over medium heat, turning to brown on both sides. Serve immediately.

Notes

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Source:

USDA, FNS, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 3" pancake (96g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 101
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Carbohydrates 15 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 7 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 194 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 101
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Linoleic Acid 2 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.2 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 15 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 2 g
Minerals
Calcium 7 mg
Potassium 194 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Copper 60 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 12 mg
Phosphorus 35 mg
Selenium 3 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 0 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 9 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 5 mcg
Folate 33 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 6 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1/4 cups
Grains 1/2 ounces

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This recipe works and tastes better if the onions are cooked prior to use in the recipe. The flavor and texture is improved.
04/12/13
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