Crispy Herbed Potato Cakes

These Crispy Herbed Potato Cakes offer a delightful twist on traditional fried potatoes, infusing the comfort of soft, savory interiors with a crisp, golden exterior. Packed with the flavors of paprika, parsley, and basil, and enhanced with a touch of Parmesan, each bite delivers a delicious contrast of textures and tastes that can elevate any meal or serve as a satisfying standalone snack.

Perfect for those seeking a quick and easy recipe that doesn’t compromise on taste, these potato cakes are ideal for busy weeknights, lazy weekend brunches, or even as a creative appetizer for your next gathering. They are a testament to the versatility of potatoes and showcase how a few simple ingredients can transform into something unexpectedly gourmet.

Full Recipe:


  • 2 potatoes (about 500 grams)
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
  • Basil, chopped
  • Breadcrumbs


  1. Peel and grate the potatoes. Use a clean kitchen towel to squeeze out excess moisture.
  2. In a bowl, mix grated potatoes with salt, paprika, black pepper, parsley, cornstarch, egg, Parmesan cheese, and basil until well combined.
  3. Form the mixture into small patties.
  4. Coat each patty in breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere.
  5. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  6. Fry the patties until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  7. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  8. Serve hot as a side dish or snack.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 8 minutes | Total Time: 18 minutes | Kcal: 220 per serving | Servings: 4 servings

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