Potato, Sweetcorn & Onion Cakes
This post was first written in June 2013 and updated in June 2021.
Delicious little lunchtime patties, if you aren’t at home, they could be eaten cold in a lunch box, or use the same ingredients to make a soup and take to work in a flask.
How To Make Potato, Sweetcorn and Onion Cakes
Peel, chop and saute the onion. If you aren’t using leftover mashed potato, peel, boil and mash them now. Combine the vegetables in a bowl. Season and mix very well. Taking a sixth of the mixture, fashion into a patty with your hands.
Place on one side. They are quite fragile at this stage, so be gentle
Heat a frying pan and put a little oil in. When the oil is hot, add the patties to the pan and fry gently until golden brown on one side, then carefully turn them over and do the other side.
Meanwhile, grill the bacon to how you like it.
Serve with ketchup on the side and the peanuts sprinkled over, if using
You could make a hash with this by coarsely grating the raw potato, leave the peel on if you like. Squeeze as much water as you can out of the potato by using a clean tea towel, pile in the potato and squeeze. Combine the vegetables in a bowl, season and mix very well. Heat a pan with some oil in it. Put all the mixture in and cook very slowly until a thick golden crust has formed.
Put a plate on top of the pan and using a tea-towel to protect your hands, flip the pan over so the hash is on the plate, crust side up. Slide back into the pan and continue cooking until the second side is done and the potato is soft and cooked.
Serve with the bacon and ketchup as before, or for either version you could add the bacon into the patties/hash before cooking
If you need a packed lunch, or as a change, simply put the onion, potato, sweetcorn and bacon in a saucepan and simmer gently for 20 minutes to make a soup. Blitz or not, as you like. Season with salt and pepper and a little ketchup.
Bake a jacket potato and use everything else to make a filling
Or cut the potatoes into wedges, no need to peel, toss with a little oil and seasoning and bake for about 45 minutes until crispy and brown. Fry the onions. Serve the wedges with the onion, sweetcorn on the side and the cooked bacon, with ketchup.
Got some other vegetables that need using?
Try a bit of
- chopped cabbage
- grated swede
- grated parsnip
- grated carrots
- a handful of peas or mange tout
- a handful of edemame beans
- some frozen mixed veg
- 2 tblsps tomato puree
These are from Meal Plan 1, a complete 7 day plan for 2 adults. Contains 3 meals a day, plus snacks, all recipes and a shopping list
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- 500 g onion chopped
- 700 g white potato cooked and mashed, or use leftover mashed potato
- 100 g sweetcorn
- 30 ml oil for cooking
- 150 g bacon
- 50 ml ketchup
- Peel and chop the onion.
- Saute the onion in a little oil until softened
- If you aren't using leftover mashed potato, peel, boil and mash them now
- Combine all the vegetables in a bowl.
- Season and mix very well.
- Taking an eighth of the mixture, about 130g, fashion into a patty with your hands.
- Place the patties on a baking tray. Drizzle with oil. Bake in a hot oven until browned, about 30 minutes. A hot oven is Gas 7/ 425°F / 200°C Fan / 220°C
- Meanwhile, grill the bacon to how you like it.
- Serve with ketchup on the side.