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Left-over Lamb & Potato Cakes Recipe

Left-over Lamb & Potato Cakes

Rating 4-0 out of 5 - Most cooks definitely will make this recipe again
Graham

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Whenever I think of cooking with leftovers, I can't help but remember the delicious smell of Leftover Lamb & Potato Cakes frying gently on a cold winter's day. They are an excellent way to use up any left-over meat and potatoes. Traditionally, they would have been eaten on a Monday, making use of the left over lamb from the Sunday. And hands up those who don't love a recipe using leftovers? This classic dish is not only budget friendly, it's always a winner with my family.

      Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

      Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients for Left-over Lamb & Potato Cakes

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For 6 'cakes':
3 large
potatoes (or equivalent in cooked potatoes)
4 oz
butter
a large splash
milk
3 oz
self-raising flour (self-rising flour)
 
salt and pepper
8 oz
cooked lamb

 

How to Cook Left-over Lamb & Potato Cakes

  1. Mash the potatoes. Chop the cooked lamb in very small pieces then mix, in a large bowl, with 2oz (55g) of butter, the self-raising flour (self-rising flour) and the mashed potato until a soft dough is formed (you can add a splash of milk if necessary, in order to form a pliable dough). Shape this mixture by hand to form 'cakes' about 3" (7.5cm) across and 1" (2.5cm) deep.
  2. Using just a little oil, fry these cakes over a medium heat for about 5-6 minutes on each side until they are lightly browned. Serve hot (with a fried egg perched on top!)


Graham GRAHAM'S HOT TIP:
If you have no left-over cooked potatoes, make them using our Creamed Potatoes recipe, then allow them to cool.
 
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Reviews of Left-over Lamb & Potato Cakes

Rating 4 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again November 29 2023
Really liked this as a starting point. Added in a bag of baby spinach, finely hacked up and fresh mint, also finely hacked up. For some reason, I thought there was egg in the recipe, but, it all came together nicely. A great way to use up the leftover roast that had become a little dry. Thanks
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Rating 4 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again August 01 2014
That's a good idea! I happen to have a piece of cooked lamb in the fridge, and I can soon knock up some mash! Fry a couple of tomatoes, and that's tonight's meal sorted :-)
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