Kale Potato Pancakes

Let me start this by saying that this was very nearly a total fail, and I am fairly sure that there is a much better way to accomplish what I was trying to do with this recipe – which was to add kale to mashed potato pancakes. Probably the whole thing would have worked better with a casserole dish, some cheese, and a lot less ambition. That said, it was a super tasty meal, and I’d do some version of this again.

Don’t even try this unless you have a silpat or a deep love for cooking spray. The pancakes will stick like mad to the silicone.

  • 2 C mashed red potatoes (some skin in there is nice for texture/color)
  • 1 bunch kale, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped fine
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbs Mayo
  • 1 tsp sriracha (aka rooster sauce) or chile garlic sauce

Preheat oven to 475. In a saute pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, and cook until lightly browned, about 5 mins. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add kale, and 1/4 C water, and cook until kale is wilted and water has evaporated, about another 5 minutes. Mix egg, potatoes, kale mixture and salt and pepper together in a bowl.

Form the potato mix into 4 equal patties on a silpat, and then bake for 10 minutes on a rack in the center of the oven. Turn off heat and turn on broiler for another 5 minutes. When cakes are nicely brown, remove from oven. Mix mayo and hot sauce and dollop on cakes.


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2 Responses to Kale Potato Pancakes

  1. ksk says:

    You are an inspiration! I had some leftover mashed potatoes and two bunches of kale that needed to be used up quick so I tweaked your idea like this (you had me at “less ambition”, lol): buttered a casserole dish; sauteed the kale with some garlic and olive oil, layered that with sliced smoked sausage and a layer of mashed potatoes (thinly sliced potatoes would work, too); drizzled a basic bechamel sauce over the potato layer; threw a handful of shredded parmesan on the top and baked for about 20 minutes at 400, just to get the top golden and bubbly, it might need longer if I used raw potato slices. It was a hit and super yummy.

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