Green Peas Mashed Potato Pancakes

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
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Serves: 12 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
  1. 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.
  2. Heat half and half in a small saucepan. Remove and set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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! 😎

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  1. 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.

  2. says

    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. :)

  3. 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! 😀

  4. 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!

    • 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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:)

  7. 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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