Baked Potato Patties – Easy Leftover Side Dish

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These make a great side for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Baked Potato Patties
Baked Potato Patties
Baked Potato Patties

Baked Potato Patties are a take on hashbrowns, but with more flavor, and a little easier to make. Almost everything is done in the air fryer so you don’t even have to get your kitchen hot.
There are a couple of ways of making these delicious potatoes.  You can pan fry them or you can brown them in an air fryer.  It’s up to you.  They are delicious any way to make them.

The thing that’s always bothered me about hash browns is even though they are nice and crisp, the inside often doesn’t have very much flavor or isn’t even cooked through well enough.  Yuk! These babies are made from potatoes that were baked so they are fully cooked inside.  More flavor is added with grated onions.

What Do I Need to Make Baked Potato Patties?

You say you don’t want to stand there and grate potatoes with your grater because the food processor will just make mush out of them.  That’s one of the reasons I absolutely love my Braun Food Processor.  Since it has variable speeds, it can grate delicate baked potatoes on 1 or power through to make pureed onion on 9 – it goes up to 15, and I’ve never had to go that high. I use baked potatoes when I make Potatoes Romanoff and they always turn out great.

Please use russet potatoes when you make this. They have a structure that makes them nice and fluffy.   You can bake them in a conventional oven, a microwave, or my preferred method, the air fryer. If you want to handle them right away, you can put them in the freezer for about 20 minutes and they will be cool enough to touch.  Don’t try to peel or grate them when they are piping hot.

Baked Potato Patties

Baked Potato Patties

These make a great side for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings (slide to adjust): 6
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Fat, Vegetarian
Difficulty: Moderate
Calories per serving: 189kcal

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  • 3 large Potato, russet
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 tablespoon Parmesan
  • ½ teaspoon shallot, dried
  • ½ teaspoon Justice
  • ½ teaspoon Fine Herbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt, kosher or pink
  • ¼ teaspoon Black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon Ghee
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.


  • Mise En Place
    Mise En Place
  • Bake the potatoes until they give when lightly squeezed. Set them aside until they are cool to the touch.
  • Remove the skins from the potatoes and grate them.
  • Take the onion and puree it.
  • Mix the onion, cheese, shallots, Justice, Fine Herbs, and salt together.
  • Add the grated potatoes and toss them together lightly. Use your hands to form patties.

To Pan Fry

  • Heat a cast-iron skillet to almost smoking and add ghee. Add the patties and cook them on one side until they are browned, about 5 minutes, then turn and brown on the other side, another 5 minutes or so.

To Air Fry

  • Put parchment paper on the basket or shelf or your air fryer. Brush some melted ghee on the patties and put them in the fryer in a single layer. Cook them at 400 for about 5 minutes, turning midway through.


Calories: 189kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 6gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 277mgPotassium: 834mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2g
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1 thought on “Baked Potato Patties – Easy Leftover Side Dish”

  1. 5 stars
    I’m cooking more and at home this year and looking for easy-to-make recipes. My family really enjoyed these as an alternative to fries. Thank you!

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