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Southwest Potato Cakes

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Potato Type: White
Cuisine: American
Prep Method: Baked


AppetizerSide Dish

Prep Time

10 Mins

Cook Time

10 Mins


Serves 8



Potato Cakes

  • 4 cups (600g) Canned Diced White Potato, drained and rinsed with cold water or fresh white potatoes that have been diced ½ inch, and fully cooked and chilled can be subbed.
  • 2 each (90g) Large Egg, beaten
  • 1 cup (130g) Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup (150g) Frozen or Fresh Yellow Sweet Corn Kernels
  • 1 tablespoon (10g) Fresh Garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup (33g) Red Onions
  • 1/3 cup (45g) Red Bell Peppers, diced ¼ inch
  • ¼ cup (33g) Fresh Jalapenos, diced 1/8 inch
  • ¼ cup (5g) Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (2g) Cumin, ground
  • ½ tablespoon (1g) Mexican Oregano (Italian Oregano can be subbed)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons (2g) Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon (4g) Kosher Salt
  • ½ tablespoon (2g) Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) Olive Oil

To Plate

  • ½ cup (120ml) Sour Cream
  • ¼ cup (10g) Green Onions, sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 °F (204 °C)
  2. If using fresh potatoes, cook them by placing diced fresh potatoes in a pot and cover them with water. Place the potatoes over medium high heat and cook for 10-15 minutes or until fork tender. Drain the potatoes and allow them to cool until they can be handled
  3. In a large bowl, combine the drained and cooled potatoes, eggs, cheddar, corn, garlic, onions, peppers, jalapenos, cilantro, and seasonings.  Mix all the ingredients together very well, try to break up the potatoes a little with your hands so that you get a combination of big pieces and some smooth mashed potato type texture.
  4. Form the mixture into patties that are 3 inches in diameter and about 1 inch thick. You should get 16 (3-4 ounce) patties.
  5. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  6. Cook the potato patties for about 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer the potato cakes to a nonstick baking sheet, place the potato cakes in a 400 °F (204 °C) oven and bake for 5-6 minutes or until they are hot and crispy.
  7. Arrange the potato cakes on a plate and garnish with the sour cream and green onions. Serve these immediately.


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