I don’t know if any of you guys have ever been to a Claim Jumpers… but they have AMAZING Potato Cakes. I think I like them a little too much. After the first time I had them I thought, “I MUST recreate this!” So ..this recipe is kind of a copy cat/ remixed version of that. Theirs aren’t horseradish but I like to add a little kick into anything I make. Also, I am all about easy, so I did mine with instant potatoes. You can obviously do this by making mashed potatoes the traditional way of boiling them etc… But sometimes I am just too hungry to take an hour to cook dinner! That being said, this is a simple quick thing to make.
- 1 Package Instant Potatoes, any flavor really. (I chose Garlic flavor where you just add water.)
- 1 1/2 Water, this is 1/2 cup less than what the package calls for, because you want the potatoes to be thick.
- 2 Tablespoons Red Onions, minced
- 1 Tablespoon Parmesan Cheese, grated
- 1 Tablespoon Prepared Horseradish
- 1 Teaspoon Cilantro, chopped
- 1 Clove Garlic, minced
- 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheese
- 1 Cup Plain Breadcrumbs
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1-2 Eggs for coating + a splash of milk if you’ve got it.
- Vegetable Oil, for frying
When cooking potatoes, do so as directed on the package, but be sure to use 1/2 cup less water than it calls for. Also go ahead and chop/measure out all other ingredients. Once potatoes are finished, add in the onions, Parmesan, horseradish, garlic, cilantro, and shredded cheese. Place potato mixture into the fridge or freezer to chill until it is cold enough to handle.
In a bowl mix together eggs and milk. Also, place flour and breadcrumbs in dishes to get ready for coating. Once potatoes have cooled, shape them into equal sized discs. There ended up being about 4 patties the size of my palm.. you can make them as small or large as you like. One you have shaped the potatoes, dip them into the flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs. Do this to all patties. Once you have all the potatoes coated in breadcrumbs, place them into a pan with vegetable oil (about a third of the way to the top) heated over medium-high heat. Cook just a few minutes on each side, until gold brown.. and CAREFULLY flip them over. Once browned on both sides, remove from the pan and serve with a yummy sauce. I just used hot sauce with these to stay with the “having a kick” theme. Enjoy!