Stuffed potato cakes

Oct 3, 2017 | 8 comments


Stuffed potato cakes


The U3A cookery group came round today. We did 3 recipes this time, including this one, stuffed potato cake. 2 potato cakes is the recommended portion size. It isn’t many calories, but 2 really is enough

The recipe uses a potato dough and it has spiced vegetables inside, and then shallow fried. The vegetables are just everyday ones, but they taste very different served this way


Crispy, tasty and delicious. These were lovely. We just tasted them on their own, as we were in a cookery group, everyone loved them.


These are infinitely variable. Change the spices, change the filling, even change the potato. We played with the flavouring today putting in truffle oil and pomegranate molasses. Use a different curry paste and it would be different. Try a Thai curry paste, or harrisa, horseradish or your own curry powders with whatever you have.

Change the filling to left over spag bol, prawns, chicken, corned beef, beetroot and feta, peanut butter, as before, whatever you have. You could change the potato to sweet potato, beetroot, carrot mash or swede too.

You could stuff these with baked beans, and serve with a poached egg and a rasher for a different full English type meal.

Serve with a green vegetable, a crispy salad, baked beans, bacon, poached egg or a chutney

Faggots & Gravy
potato cakes

Stuffed potato cakes

Crispy, tasty and delicious and very variable
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
budget meals
cheap family recipes
dairy free by Olguioo from the Noun Project
Dairy Free
low saturated fat by Yoyon Pujiyono from the Noun Project
Low Fat
No Nuts by Llisole from the Noun Project
Nut Free
vegan by Guilherme Furtado from the Noun Project
Vegetarian by Philipp Petzka from the Noun Project
Servings: 4 2 potato cake portions
Cost per portion 18p
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Thrifty Lesley
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  • 650 g potatoes 2.5kg/£1.29, 34p
  • 40 g plain flour 52p/1.5kg, 1p


  • 115 g peas frozen, 76p/kg, 9p
  • 115 g carrots 50p/kg, 6p
  • 1 onion 5p
  • 1 tblsp curry powder or curry paste (Pataks are £2.28/238g), 14p
  • 1.5 tblsp oil for frying, 2p, any fat can be used


  • Peel and cook the potatoes, mash thoroughly, season and leave to cool. Do not add any butter to your mash.
    Chopped vegetables
  • Once the potatoes are not too hot, add the flour and work through.
    Mashed potato
  • While the potatoes are cooking, make the filling.
  • Sauté the onion in a tblsps oil
  • Add the peeled and diced carrot.
  • Add the curry powder or paste and sizzle for a minute or two.
  • Taste and season if necessary. The filling needs to have a strong flavour.
  • Now make your potato cakes. Divide the dough into 8. Take one piece and divide into 2.
    Dough, divided into 8
  • Flour the work surface pat out one piece into a rough circle.
    Dough rolled out
  • Repeat with the other half.
  • Place one eighth of the filling onto one piece, put the second piece on top. Pinch the edges together and roll into a ball, flattening it slightly.
    Dough with filling on
  • Repeat for the other seven pieces of dough and filling.
  • Place the potato cakes into a frying pan that has been oiled. Fry gently until browned,
    flip over and brown the other side. Serve while crispy.
    Stuffed potato cakes


Nutrition Facts
Stuffed potato cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 941mg27%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 5059IU101%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Lesley

    Red curry paste sounds good

  2. Lee

    Loved these. I used a teaspoon of red curry paste which was lovely.

    The crispness tasted like a pancake.

  3. Lesley

    I haven’t tried freezing them, but there isn’t anything in them that won’t freeze. Go for it

  4. Jan Holttum

    Can these be frozen? I would like to make some for boxing day tea but don’t want to be cooking all day.

  5. Lesley

    Haven’t tried them cold – going to have to now!

  6. Alison Hiscock

    I’m guessing they would be good cold as well. Thinking they woukd be tasty in packed lunches.

  7. Lesley

    we’re probably going to have some this evening, they’re nice aren’t they


    These were fantastic. I used box potatoes(I got a bunch on a really good sale).


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