Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

Based on a recipe my BF asked me to make, we both liked this a lot! Altered to use real mashed potatoes. You can either use leftover mashed potatoes (2 cups), or replace the milk and potatoes with 2 cups milk and 2 cups dried potato flakes to save time. Has a mild but pleasing Mexican flavor that I think kids should like. I served this as a vegetarian main dish with a vegetable medley side of carrots, broccoli and red peppers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil 2 quarts water and add sliced potatoes. Boil 15 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and put potatoes through ricer. Add 1/4 cup milk to potatoes and mix well. Should make about 2 cups mashed potatoes.
  2. In large bowl, combine mashed potatoes, corn, chiles, cheese, flour, corn meal, seasoned salt, oregano, garlic powder and pepper. Mix well. Beat egg with 1/4 cup milk, add and mix well.
  3. Heat non-stick skillet over medium low heat. Drop in 2 teaspoons butter. In batches, drop potato mixture onto skillet, 1/4 cup at a time, four times per batch. Carefully form into 3-inch rounds. Cook about 7-8 minutes, until golden brown, turning once.
  4. Repeat 3 times. Place finished cakes onto cookie sheet and keep warm in 225 degree Fahrenheit oven. Serve with hot sauce on the side, if desired.
Most Helpful

5 5

Loved, loved, loved this recipe! Made it as part of DD Prom night after the March...We had Mexican night! Added some green onions chopped...tripled the recipe with no problems. I will make this again for sure! Rave reviews from all my guests! Thanks for posting! Made and reviewed for Zaar Chow Hounds ZWT 5.

5 5

We liked this ALOT. But I did have a problem getting it not to stick and be seperate "cakes". I cooked it as one BIG cake. It took a little while, but all in all it was good. Made for ZWT5. UPDATE MAY 15,2009-While I was cleaning this morning, I found the egg/milk miXture in the icebox, that I had forgotten to use. That would have made ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD. So,I'm giving it 5 stars because it was MY MISTAKE and the taste was SUPERB.

3 5

This recipe was good but hard to cook properly even with the non-stick pan. The taste was bland for us even with the added green chilies. Sorry we cannot rate it higher. Thank you for posting this recipe. Made for ZWT 5.