Crisp Lid or Air Fryer Mashed Potato Cakes

Last Updated on October 7, 2019

 
Our house is full of potato lovers. From mashed potatoes to fried potatoes to baked potatoes, we never say no. This is why these Crisp Lid/ Air Fryer Mashed Potato Cakes are just another reason why this lovely vegetable will forever stay on my menu plans and in my family’s tummy.

Crisp Lid or Air Fryer Mashed Potato Cakes

Air Fryer Mashed Potato Cakes

Mashed potato cakes are nothing short of awesomely delicious. Not only are they yummy, but they’re addictive as well. Don’t believe me? Just try one. Before you’ve realized it, you’ve eaten the entire batch.

The good news? This simple air fryer recipe can be whipped up in a flash. All you need are some leftover mashed potatoes, a few spices, and your Air Fryer machine. Did I mention these cakes are soy-free? My youngest son is excited about that! I am excited about using up leftovers from one of our Holiday Dishes

 

What goes with potato cakes?

As the old adage goes, different strokes for different folks. We like to add fun toppings like sour cream, cheese, and chives. My husband’s family used to eat these for breakfast or lunch. 

Put a little butter and some syrup on them and you’ve literally created yourself a potato pancake. 

 

Can you reheat potato cakes? 

You can, but like anything, the fresher the better. The best way to reheat them is to put them in the oven. Depending on how firm they are, you can try to warm them in the toaster or convection oven also.

Of course, the microwave will work, too, but there’s a good chance that you won’t get any of that crispy Air Fryer texture back by zapping it quickly in the microwave. 

 

Crisp Lid or Air Fryer Mashed Potato Cakes

 

Can you eat potato cakes cold?

Of course. But I promise you that they’re super delicious warm. However, if you’re running behind and need a quick bite of something as you’re headed out the door, a cold potato cake tastes pretty good.  

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Do potato cakes need to be refrigerated? 

Yes. Just like anything that’s been cooked, it’s important to keep it in a cool environment so that the bacteria in the air or on the food doesn’t spread. The best way to store them in the fridge is to let them cool down completely and then place them in a container in the fridge. We’ve also been known to put them in sandwich bags or tin foil. 

If you don’t allow them to cool down all the way, they will become soggy as the moisture released from the cooling process. 

 

How long can you freeze leftover potato cakes?

As long as you store them properly in a freezer-proof bag or container, you can easily freeze any leftover potato pancakes for up to 6 months. This makes it super nice to know that you can unthaw them and have a nice dinner treat just waiting to be enjoyed. 

It’s actually recommended to freeze them individually for the best outcome. They have a tendency of sticking together causing them to tear and break apart when ready to reheat. 

As you can tell from the questions above, making these potato cakes in the Air Fryer is actually quite simple. It’s no secret that I love using my Air Fryer as much as possible. So much in fact that it’s become one of my most favorite appliances that we own.

 

Cooking in the Air Fryer or crisp lid is not only a healthier way to create simple family favorite recipes, but it really does make cleanup a breeze. I don’t have to worry about scrubbing counters or washing extra dishes. 

Are you ready for this delicious Crisp Lid /Air Fryer recipe? I can’t wait to hear your thoughts! 

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Crisp Lid Mashed Potatoes Cakes

Makes – 12 cakes

Crisp Lid or Air Fryer Mashed Potato Cakes

Ingredients

Instructions

Combine mashed potatoes, flour and eggs.

Crisp Lid or Air Fryer Mashed Potato Cakes

Mix well. 

Crisp Lid or Air Fryer Mashed Potato Cakes

Shape into patties & chill.

Crisp Lid or Air Fryer Mashed Potato Cakes

Place your patties in the CrispLid basket

Crisp Lid or Air Fryer Mashed Potato Cakes

Air Fry at 400 F for 12 minutes. Flip and air fry for another 8 minutes at 400 F.

Crisp Lid or Air Fryer Mashed Potato Cakes

Crisp Lid or Air Fryer Mashed Potato Cakes

Crisp Lid or Air Fryer Mashed Potato Cakes

Repeat with all of the patties.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Crisp Lid or Air Fryer Mashed Potato Cakes 

Notes

  • Make sure the mashed potatoes are absolutely cold.
  • Because our mashed potatoes already have cheese, bacon and spring onion, we kept the seasoning for this recipe to a minimum. But if you are using plain mashed potatoes, feel free to add any or all of the following: 
  1. salt and pepper to taste. 
  2. ½ cup of grated cheese. We prefer cheddar, but Pepper Jack, Colby or Monterey Jack also works well. 
  3. 2 tablespoons of sliced spring onion. 
  4. ¼ cup of crumbled bacon.

If you like this simple Air Fryer recipe, make certain to check out some of my other favorites:

Air Fryer Jicama Fries

Air Fryer Loaded Baked Potatoes

Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket

Air Fryer Fried Tortellini 

Click below to print out the full recipe!

 

CrispLid or Air Fryer Mashed Potato Cakes

Crisp Lid or Air Fryer Mashed Potato Cakes

Our house is full of potato lovers. From mashed potatoes to baked potatoes, we never say no. This is why these Air Fryer Mashed Potato Cakes are just another reason why this lovely vegetable will forever stay in our hearts.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of leftover Instant Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes
  • ½ cup of All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ cup Sour Cream, to serve

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl combine the leftover mashed potatoes, flour, and eggs.
    2. Mix well. If the dough is very sticky, add some flour or breadcrumbs, till it can be shaped into a patty.
    3. Shape into equal-sized patties. We got 12. 
    4. Chill the patties in the fridge for 30 minutes.
    5. Place the tall trivet inside the insert of your Electric Pressure Cooker. Place the Crisp Lid Basket on top of the trivet.
    6. Generously grease the basket and place four mashed potato patties in a single layer.
    7. Put the Crisp Lid on top of the Electric Pressure Cooker insert.
    8. Air Fry at 400 F for 12 minutes. Flip and air fry for another 8 minutes at 400 F.
    9. Repeat with the remaining patties.
    10. Serve immediately with a light drizzle of sour cream. 

Notes

  • Make sure the mashed potatoes are absolutely cold.
  • Because our mashed potatoes already have cheese, bacon and spring onion, we kept the seasoning for this recipe to a minimum. But if you are using plain mashed potatoes, feel free to add
  1. salt and pepper to taste, 
  2. ½ cup of grated cheese. We prefer cheddar, but Pepper Jack, Colby or Monterey Jack also works well 
  3. 2 tablespoons of sliced spring onion, 
  4. ¼ cup of crumbled bacon
      Nutrition Information:
      Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
      Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 130mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

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