Frugal Recipes Pea and Potato Cakes

Frugal recipes for the frugal cook.

I make these in bulk and keep them in the freezer. I then break them out whenever I make a curry as they make a nice little accompaniment.

They are also good for parties as nice little finger food as they are lovely both hot and cold, especialy if they are dipped into chutneys.

Ingredients: Frugal Recipes

(makes 3 large cakes, alter quantities for more)

  • 250g floury new potatoes
  • vegetable oil
  • 40g peas (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 pinches each of of Coriander, red chilli and cumin powder
  • salt to taste


Peel and grate potato, boil until cooked

Cook peas until cooked

Drain potatoes and squeeze water out of them, leave to chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Put oil in frying pan and add peas and herbs and spices. Cook for 1 minute and mash slightly

Divide the potato mixture into 6 balls, then flatten in palms of hands.

Divide the pea mixture into three and place each portion into the middle of one of the potato cakes. Now place other potato cake on top to sandwich mixture. Seal edges

Now brown off the cakes in the frying pan until golden brown.


I love making these on a monday when i have some potatoes left over from the sunday roast. I hate waste so this is a great way to use up those leftovers.

they are so easy to make and can be kept in the fridge for a few days too. You could even make some small ones and pop them in lunch boxes to eat cold with a salad.

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