Mash Potato Cakes with Cheese, Onion and Chorizo


If you’ve got some leftover mash potato, this is a very quick way to create a tasty dish with simple ingredients.

Cheese, onion and chorizo potato cakes




-Chopped Parsley

-Leftover potato

-1/2 onion (diced very finely)

-Handful grated cheese

-Couple of slices of chorizo (cut into very small pieces)

-1 Tbsp butter




  • Mash the potato together with the onion, cheese and chorizo until you have a smooth and thick mixture.
  • Form the mixture into small patties ready to fry (a pastry cutter can be useful to press the mixture into shape)
  • Melt the butter in a frying pan over a fairly high heat, and add the potato cakes to the pan once the butter is foaming.
  • Cook the potato cakes until each side is golden, and they have been heated through.



Top tips:


-You can modify the potato cakes to use up any leftovers you may have. Leftover fish transforms this recipe into great fishcakes!


-Top the potato cakes with a poached egg for a delicious quick lunch. (See our recipe on how to poach an egg by clicking here)


-These can be frozen and kept for a quick and easy dinner.