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Vegan Potato Kale Cakes Recipe

Garlic & Kale Potato Cakes

  • Author: Mary Mattern | Nom Yourself Cookbook
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 potato cakes 1x
  • Category: Side, Snack
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Potatoes and greens are one of the oldest and greatest food combinations and today we have a delicious take in the form of adorable and tasty garlic potato kale cakes thanks to Mary Mattern. Get your forks ready and dig in!


  • 6 russet potatoes, peeled, cubed, and cooked
  • 3 cups of finely chopped kale leaves
  • ½ cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of vegan margarine
  • 3 tablespoons of sifted unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch of scallions, sliced, for garnish


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add salt, and cook potatoes.
  2. Drain the potatoes and return them to the same pot. Add the kale and toss for around 5 minutes so the heat from the potato wilts the kale leaves.
  3. Add the almond milk, vegan margarine, flour, garlic, onion powder, parsley, pepper, and sea salt and blend with an immersion blender (or blend in batches in a regular blender) until mostly smooth, with some remaining potato chunks (you want some texture).
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Shape the kale-potato mixture with your hands into ¼-inch-thick patties. Place them on parchment paper.
  6. Once the oil is hot, use a metal spatula to place the cakes in the oil. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  7. Transfer the patties to a plate and top each with a dollop of vegan sour cream and scallion.

Keywords: mary mattern, nom yourself, potato cakes, kale, gluten-free, appetizer, snack, vegan snack,