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Potato Cakes “Tortitas de Papa”

This is one of my favorite ways to use up leftovers or create a snack and keep it in the refrigerator as they are good hot or cold.

The use of the rice flour also makes these yummy treats a gluten free alternative for a great side dish or snack.


2 cups mashed potatoes (approximately)

1-2 eggs

1/4 cup Rice flour

To taste: Salt, Pepper, Garlic

Optional: Onion, Chives, Chiles, Cheese, Corn

Sour cream or a fresh “Pico de Gallo” for garnish to the side

Olive oil, for frying


Mix mashed potatoes, egg, rice flour, salt, pepper, garlic, and any optional ingredients, into mashed potatoes.

Preheat skillet and add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil.

Make sure the mixture is not too thin.

Pour 1/4 cup batter into hot pan; brown on both sides.

Happy Cooking!

Chef Martin