Potato cakes

This is a great way of using up left over mashed potato from a previous meal. It may not suit if you need a puréed diet, but is ideal if you can eat soft foods.

Preparation time:10 minutes

Serves:2 - 4

  • Ingredients
    • A small saucepan full of mashed potato
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • A little flour to stiffen if needed
    • Pinch of mixed or finely chopped herbs (optional)
    • Salt and pepper
  • Method
    1. Mix all ingredients together.
    2. Shape into flat cakes about ½ inch or just over 1 cm thick.
    3. Grill or griddle until lightly browned either side (the potato cakes should be cooked through, but avoid creating a crisp coating if you can in case this is difficult to swallow).
    4. Serve hot with a topping of your choice, such as cottage cheese, or just with butter.