Saturday, February 19, 2011

Potato cakes- Roasted Potatoes

The other morning my daughter asked me to make "potato cakes".... Which meant hash-browns, or what some people call "fried potatoes"...  Now that I am trying to eat healthy and prepare healthy meals for my family, I had to come up with a way to make her "potato cakes"...  There are two ways I like to make potatoes.. and I know my 4 year old will enjoy!
One way is to wash baking potatoes (I prefer Yukon Gold potatoes), wash them, poke holes in them with a knife or fork, and cook them in the microwave (about 80 % cooked)..  Careful, they will be hot!  Take them out cut them down the center, and down the center of both halves, and then into cubes.  Place these on a baking dish that has been sprayed with Butter Flavored Pam. Sprinkle salt and pepper, and spray again (tops) with Pam. Bake @ 400 degrees for 20 min.  They are wonderful!  Pam has zero fat!

Another way is to wash and peel potatoes, grate and squeeze out water..  In a mixing bowl combine 1/3 cup egg beaters and one tablespoon self rising flour.. beat with a wire whisk.. Add grated potatoes, and stir. 

Warm a large saute pan on med-high..  spray with butter flavored pam, add tablespoon of potatoes in pan, and flatten down.  Cook until brown on both sides.  (These are better cooked in vegetable oil, I am just watching fat grams)


  1. Going to have to try this potato cake recipe. I am trying to watch what I eat, but man...these look too good to pass up! I love potatoes made just about any way possible, but since I can not have dairy it makes for fewer options...this accomplishes both! Thank you!!

  2. Yeah, Amy! No dairy here! And using the Pam cooking spray is Fat Free!
    I do add Greek seasoning to these when I am mixing..