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Potato Squash Cakes Recipe
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Potato Squash Cakes

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"A very quick and easy side dish made from yesterday's left-over mashed potatoes. These also can be made from grating potatoes if you do not have any left-over."

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Original recipe makes 10 to 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, squash, onion, egg, flour, garlic salt, salt, and pepper. If the batter is too thin, add more flour; if too thick, add milk. Form batter into 3-inch patties.
  2. Cover the bottom of a large skillet with just enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan, and heat over medium-high heat. Place patties in hot oil, and cook until golden brown on each side; drain on paper towels.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 07, 2004

These were very tasty and a great way to use extra squash and potatoes. To kick the flavor up a notch I used seasoned salt and I shredded a little cheddar cheese into the batter. I also used just a touch of olive oil in the pan, enough to coat. This makes a lot even when I scaled the recipe down. Tastes great reheated in microwave.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 17, 2005

We followed the directions, but these turned out pretty bland (we had to add extra salt, pepper, garlic).


30 Ratings

Aug 26, 2005

I don't really care for summer squash, but hubby does and family gave us some, so... This was great. A little on the greasy side from the frying, but very tasty. I will definitely try just spraying the pan with oil next time. the only other complaint was that the 'batter' was very, very wet and I really didn't want to keep adding flour. Came out fine, but was surprised by all the juice. Messy to make, good to eat!

Jan 14, 2007

I found this recipe because I was trying to make potato corn cakes, and this was the closest I could find. This gave me some good ideas and a good base to start with. Instead of the squash I used corn, and instead of the garlic salt I used real garlic, which I think gave it more flavor. I really liked the outcome, and the dish was really good. I think this recipe is really versatile, and could handle other spices depending on what you are serving it with, and I will definitely make this again!

Sep 30, 2007

I used frozen hash browns from the grocery store because that's what was on hand. Instead of flour I used pancake mix-- tasted great. Very easy and good taste.

Jun 09, 2012

These were good but really bland. The 2nd time I made them, I added 1/3 cup parmesean cheese, 1 jalapeno pepper chopped small and1/3 cup chopped bell pepper. For the salt and pepper I used cajun seasoning. They had a much better flavor with these adjustments :)!!! Thanks for a really good idea!***squash season again and I tried using frozen seasoned hash browns. YUMMY!

Jul 27, 2009

I used green onions as the onions, and whole wheat flour in place of the baking mix. Instead of frying in oil, I just put the cakes on a vegetable sprayed griddle. I can taste the summer squash in these hash browns! Great recipe!

Jun 18, 2012

BIG hit last night for our fathers day dinner. These are easy to make, and taste great. I will be making them again.


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  • Calories
  • 80 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 78 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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