Potato Cake

This Potato Cake is a dish I make pretty often for my family, either for lunch or dinner. As I said in an earlier post, I will try to share with you a few simple potato recipes that everybody can easily prepare.

This potato cake is very delicious and healthy and children loves it. You can make it without onion if you prefer it better this way or add some garlic instead.  This potato cake is crispy on top and bottom while the interior remains soft.
potato cake slice

You can make many other variations to this potato dish, you can add beaten egg like in this Spanish Tortilla de Patatas, cheese, some bacon, smoked fish or leftover cooked vegetables or whatever else you would consider will go well for this dish.  I am sure it’s delicious in any way you choose to make it.

potato cake

Potato Cake

5 from 1 vote
Delicious, healthy potato cake that children love. Crispy exterior and soft interior, a perfect side dish suitable for either, breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 3 or 4 potatoes
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Wash the potatoes and boil with their skin on for about 10 minutes. Add a little bit of salt in the boiling water. Remove from water and set aside to cool. When chilled peel and grate up potatoes  using the grater with the big holes.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Saute the onion for about 3 minutes until soft.
  • Add potatoes and stir with the onion. season with salt and pepper. Press down the potatoes with a spatula and cook for about 5 minutes or until nicely browned underneath. Turn the cake by inverting it on a large plate. 
  • Gently slide it back into the pan to cook the other side too. Continue cooking for another 5 to 10 minutes until golden brown and crisp. 
  • Serve cut into slices. 


Serving: 1gCalories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 27.7gProtein: 3gFat: 13.8gSaturated Fat: 1.8gSugar: 3g
Calories: 241kcal
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast potato idea, grated potato cake, potato cake, potato dish, potato rosti, potato side dish

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  1. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) Author says:

    Love this-I’m bookmarking it! It looks delicious!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Thank you Kayle, let me know when you try it.

  2. Janet Author says:

    Growing up my mom always made potato cakes for breakfast from leftover mashed potatoes. I really like this idea! Don’t need leftovers and it looks so easy! I can think of all kinds of other ingredients that might be worth a try too! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Peter @Feed Your Soul Author says:

    this not only looks fabulous but it is my favorite way to do and eat potatoes.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Yes, seems we share the same opinion as  I  make it pretty often too:). Thanks for your comment.

  4. me gusta y se ven buenisimas las recetas,,gracias

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      gracias .. Espero que lo pruebe alguna de las recetas

  5. marie Author says:

    I’ve tried this recipe and it was too good. Absolutely amazing and delicious. Thanks for sharing

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