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Shanghai Potato Cakes


Special Diet



Side Dish

Main Ingredient



Entertaining, Kid-Friendly


  • 1 pound russet potatoes peeled, boiled, and drained well
  • 3 ounces frozen peas thawed
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro minced
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon San-J Thai Peanut Sauce
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 6 ounces fresh white bread crumbs
  • vegetable oil


  • Drain the potatoes as much a possible. While still hot, mash until they are light and fluffy.
  • Add the peas, cilantro, curry powder, salt, pepper and San-J Thai Peanut Sauce, gently combining all ingredients.
  • Using your hands, take a portion of the potatoes about the size of a small ice cream scoop and form it into a flattened cake.
  • Repeat with the remaining potatoes to make about 10 cakes.
  • Dip each cake into the beaten egg and then cover with bread crumbs.
  • Prepare a large skillet by heating the oil until hot, but not smoking.
  • Place 2 to 3 cakes in the oiled skillet and fry over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes on each side, or until browned and warm throughout. Serve immediately.
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