Irish Inspired Whole-Wheat Potato Cakes

 Irish Inspired Whole-Wheat Potato Cakes

The humble British potato. So versatile yet mostly steamed, boiled or mashed! Do you have left-over potato’s that never get eaten? Have you got a bag of potatoes sat in the pantry? This Irish inspired recipe also eaten in Scotland (usually served for breakfast) got me making some simple, quick potato cakes. Low in butter and using whole-wheat flour, they are perfect for a healthy lunch or even for your little one’s to enjoy!

Here is my healthier version of potato cakes which I served with Avocado, tomato and spinach leaves. The rest will be eaten by my son!

Recipe:250g potatoes, I used Maris Piper potatoes.
20g unsalted butter
70g whole -wheat flour
1 tablespoon oil (I used vegetable but you can use sunflower)Any topping to serve!Firstly, I boiled my potatoes for 20 minutes on simmering heat. Make sure you check them if they need another 5! I then strained them and put them back into the pan to eliminate any excess water. After this I put them in a bowl to cool for the next stage.

Once the potatoes were cool enough to work with, I added them into my mixer. You can also do this by hand! I added my butter and mixed well, followed by my seasoning. I then added my flour until well combined, it should look like this:

Once your happy with your dough mix, you want to flour your work surface/board to roll out the dough. Make sure you also flour your rolling pin! I rolled my potato cake into a circular shape then took a cutter so make individual sizes, however this is only optional! I did mine about 1cm thick.

With an oiled pain hot pan, add your potato cake and leave it to cook on medium heat for around 4 minutes each side. Depending on the thickness it might need longer so keep an eye out. Place them onto a plate until all of your cakes are done. The house should be smelling lovely by this stage!

I added a few spinach leaves with tomato and avocado for my potato cakes, it’s your choice what you add! I hope you enjoy this healthier version, served for breakfast, lunch or a snack!

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  • Oh I love potatoes and this recipe is a must try for us. We just had potato croquettes last week.

    Mommy Maye2

    • Glad to hear that you are willing to give this recipe a try Maye!

      I bet you will love it and I do applaud Monika for coming up with this wonderful recipe.

  • It looks like a burger patty to me but of course healthier version because it is made of potato. 🙂

    • Exactly Michi, this is just a healthier burger version {LOL}

  • Never knew that potato can still be converted into different menu, not just your typical fries or ingredient to menudo..

    • It’s good you now know Marichu.

      Potatoes can be used to make assorted healthy dishes other than the usual fries.


  • Ooh..that certainly looks yummy.. haven’t really heard of potato cakes till today. Will try it out soon.

    • It’s super yummy Dominique and it’s good you’ve now heard of potato cakes.

      I urge you to try it out and I bet you will love it.

  • Oh wow! That looks so delicious and easy to make! I’m going to try this soon. Thanks for sharing!

    • You are most welcome Pam G. Glad to know that you will try this dish soonish.

  • Jessica

    This looks yummy and worth giving a try. I Will give it a try. Thanks

    • Thanks Jessica.

      Yes do give it a try and I bet you will enjoy it.

  • Potatoes + Avocados = my idea of heaven! Will definitely try this!

    • Oooopss..

      If you say the combination is heavenly Claudine, heavenly it is then…

      All the same thanks.

  • Looks really yummy. Haven;t heard potato cakes before until today. Awesome food/recipe once again.

    • Thanks for your compliment Ron.

      It’s absolutely an awesome dish which you will definitely enjoy if you try it out.

  • It looks delish! This is a good option for breakfast (and brunch, too!). Will try to make these one of these days.

    • Absolutely perfect for breakfast and brunch. Try it out Katrina and I can assure you will enjoy it.

  • I’m totally trying this recipe. I’m trying to eat more homecooked meals for diet and budgeting purposes. *lol* I’m checking out your other recipes too sis. 🙂

    • Oh thanks Donna. It’s a pleasure you appreciate the recipe and please feel free to check out other recipes.
      Best regards

  • What a healthy version of a cake. I’d love to give this a try!

    • Many thanks Kareen. Please give it a try and I bet you will enjoy it.

  • I’d like to try this recipe. Wow potato cake! My first time to hear this dish. Definitely healthy and yummy! 🙂

    • Thanks Jess! Yes there is always a first time to everything. Try it out and I bet you will love it.

  • The potato cakes looks delicious and I think adding spinach will not hurt the recipe and I agree with you, this is such a great healthy snack that everyone will love. It also add color to the cake. Thank you for the recipe Sis

  • Thanks for sharing this recipe. I might do this one of these days.
    Allan (

  • The potato cake look so good. Sarap kumain, bigla tuloy akong nagutom. I’ll be making this recipe soon Sis, I’m sure my hubby will love it.:)

  • Thanks. Definitely your whole family will love it.

  • This looks very yummy! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Looks good! It is a different way of cooking potatoes 🙂 We Filipinos are used to rice 🙂

  • I am also thinking of ways to cook potatoes as my daughter loves to eat potatoes. This recipe is a must try. I hope it’s not too complicated for me. 🙂 Thanks for sharing Sis!

    • Glad to know that your daughter loves potatoes, so this potato cake should be a must try for her cos I have no doubt she will love it.

      BTW all kudos to Monica Dubsky for sharing this awesome recipe with us.

  • I have some leftover potatoes and spinach here. WIll try this tomorrow.

  • Thank you to everyone who has read this post and is willing to give this a try! Really fantastic picnic idea too 🙂
    Good luck!

    Mama Bee