Potato Cakes vs Potato Pancakes vs Latkes
This recipe for mashed potato cakes comes from having a lot of mashed potatoes leftover after a big meal, but they are actually a pretty great reason to MAKE mashed potato leftovers! I call them potato cakes because that’s exactly what they are – dense patties of mashed potato and cheese, fried up so they are deliciously crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. They are not potato pancakes or latkes, which are generally made from grated raw potato. These cakes start from already cooked (and seasoned) mashed potatoes.