Green Peas Mashed Potato Pancakes

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Green Peas Mashed Potato Pancakes

Hey, it’s St. Patrick’s Day again! I can hardly believe it has been a year since my first Paddy’s Day Food Parade with my Irish Soda Bread post. How quickly the days go by and now it is time for O’Biren to swing into action again with this somewhat Irish inspired recipe. If cabbage is not for you or if you love potatoes, this dish would work well with your corned beef. :)

No culture is more closely associated with the potato than the Irish and St. Patrick’s Day is a good time to celebrate this humble yet versatile vegetable. Potatoes are very mild tasting and combine well with meats and other vegetables. They take on different textures and flavors depending on how they are prepared. These Green Peas Mashed Potato Pancakes are on the soft side but they can be made firmer by reducing the liquid when mashing the potatoes. The green peas helped dress-up the plain mashed potatoes and gave it added sweetness.

This is basically a mashed potato recipe with the addition of green peas. Do give it a try.

Green Peas Mashed Potato Pancakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 12 pancakes

Green Peas Mashed Potato Pancakes


  • 2 lbs (900g) potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1½ cups (225g) frozen peas
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup (120ml) half and half
  • ½ cup fine cornflake crumbs (or fine breadcrumbs)
  • A few tablespoons canola oil for pan frying
  • Salt and pepper


Place potatoes in a medium sized pot. Cover with water and add salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow potatoes to cook for 15 minutes. Add green peas and continue to cook for another 5 minutes or until both potatoes and green peas are very soft.

Heat half and half in a small saucepan. Remove and set aside.

Remove potatoes from heat and drain off water. Add half and half, butter, and pepper. Mashed till well combined. Allow mashed potatoes to cool slightly.

Place cornflake crumbs on a small plate. Coat a non-stick fry pan with 2 tablespoons of oil. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, shape into patties about 2½ inches in diameter and ½ inch thick. Press patties onto cornflake crumbs on both sides. Place on hot fry pan and fry for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Do not over crowd pan. Fry in 2 to 3 batches.

Remove and serve immediately.

I’m submitting this to the Paddy’s Day Food Parade over at The Daily Spud.

Green Peas Mashed Potato Pancakes

Green Peas Mashed Potato Pancakes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 8-)

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42 Responses

  1. Rumana says:

    Lovely pan cakes:)

  2. anncoo says:

    Hi Biren, I just saw your post of Mixed Grain Onigiri on Foodbuzz Top 9 today! Congratulations!!
    I’ve never celebrated St. Patrick Day before but I can always make this delicious mashed potato pancake any day for the boys as they love potatoes very much.

    • Biren says:

      Thanks Ann…that’s a lovely surprise!

      Yes, these potato cakes can be made any time. There are lots of cabbage and corned beef at the grocery stores at this time and I normally cook it because my boys enjoy it very much.

  3. Blackswan says:

    Happy St Pat’s Day tho’ we don’t celebrate here. This looks somewhat like our Pekedel :) Love it!

  4. Suchitra says:

    looks great biren- potato pancakes/patties are my all time fav!

  5. That looks so yummy and very very festive! I’m going on an evening picnic on Friday and I’m definitely going to try these out!

  6. Daily Spud says:

    “O’Biren” – I love it! The potato pancakes look wonderful, they’ll make a very fine addition to the Paddy’s Day Food Parade.

  7. What a gorgeous pancakes!! Wonderful, flavorful, and festive!

  8. Hi Biren – Just heard you’re on Top 9! Congrats :) It’s really well deserved and long overdue!!!

    I love your pancakes, though they may be very simple – the best foods often are just that – simple. I would easily polish off 3 or 4 of these :O

    • Biren says:

      Thanks Denise! It is a nice surprise. :)

      The family loves potatoes and any dish with potatoes is always welcomed. Although the recipe is for 4 to 6 persons, it is barely enough for this family with two extra large appetites here. :)

  9. Lyndsey says:

    Congrats on your FB top 9! and these mashed potato pandcakes look perfect! I would like to eat these better than the typical corned beef boiled dinner. I’ll have to check out your soda bread from last year too…so much I’ve missed! :D

  10. tigerfish says:

    I love these potato pancakes…congrats on making to Foodbuzz.

  11. My family loves anything potatoes. This looks really good. Great for breakfast, lunch, tea-time, in fact anytime of the day! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  12. Leah @ L4L says:

    These look amazing! I’ll have to give it a shot with dairy-free cashew cream!

  13. What a great potato cake recipe! I like the addition of peas..which makes them so much tastier, healthier and prettier!

  14. LeQuan says:

    Love the addition of green peas to these mashed potato pancakes, helps a lot in adding color. These look delicious, and best of all there’s no meat. Have a happy St. Patrick’s day!

  15. Reeni says:

    What a great idea to add peas into the mix! So festive! Happy St. Pat’s Day!

  16. delicious snack looks wonderfully healthy

  17. Terra says:

    This is a fun recipe, and looks sooo good! Love the idea of adding some vegetables to the potatoes:)
    Take care,

  18. lin says:

    ½ cup half and half – What is that?

    • Biren says:

      In the US, half and half is made of half milk and half cream. They come packaged in cartons. If you can’t find half and half, use whole milk.

  19. Happy Patrick’s Day Biren.
    Love potatoes-pea combo but never though of making pancakes from it. Great idea. Yours looks delicious. thanks for sharing

  20. Sommer @ ASP says:

    Bring on the GREEN!

    These look amazing!

  21. Joanne says:

    Aww these are so cute! I love that you mixed in the green peas…perfect for St. Paddy’s Day!

  22. Jill Colonna says:

    Biren, your potato pancakes look just perfectly crisp on outside, soft in the middle and they’re colourful too! Enjoy today.

  23. Tammy says:

    Your potato pancakes look delicious, Biren! I love the hints of green- very festive!
    Happy St. Patty’s Day!!


  24. Happy St. Patty’s Day, Biren! L-o-v-e potatoes and peas, so I think I could probably eat a half dozen of these myself :) This is my first St. Patty’s Day Food Parade – so fun!

  25. Jenni says:

    Ooh! These are like veggie samosa guts, but in wee pancake form. I will eat them now. They look great and springy!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!

  26. They do look really pretty with the peas!

  27. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Yum! Perfect and festive for St. Patrick’s Day :) My Dad always makes potato pancakes. I will be sure to pass this recipe to him :)

  28. Jeannie says:

    Yes, my boys like their potatoes too and they cook them any which way they can! This recipe sounds delicious and pretty with the green specks from the peas:)

  29. This looks good! I adore all things potatoes, and the cripsy golden top just does it for me :) Drool~

  30. kristy says:

    Biren, this looks simply scrumptious! How can I resist! Yummmm

  31. What a great idea and recipe…I love mashed potato pancakes :) These are fantastic!

  32. Great idea to add the peas for a bit of Irish green. I love the crispy texture on the outside. Lovely.


  33. Christina A. says:

    Hi Biren! I linked to this page from Pinterest this morning and made these with dinner this evening! I really liked them–they’re simple in flavor but delicious if you love potatoes! The peas with the potatoes are a good mixture.

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