Iraqi Potato Cakes – عروك البطاطة


This Iraqi Potato Cakes is a delicious recipe that Iraqi people prepare during Lent. I prepare this cake as a side dish or an appetizer. You can prepare them ahead of time and freeze them. When you are ready to serve, just put them in a heated oven at 350 degrees F. For 15 minutes.


Iraqi Potato Cakes – عروك البطاطة



  • 5-6 russet potatoes
  • 1 cup scallions, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, optional
  • Oil for frying



Place the potatoes in a pot of boiling water and boil for 20 minutes. Drain the potatoes and immerse them in cold water. This will make it easy to peel them.

Shred the potatoes using a food processor attachment or a hand shredder.

Put the shredded potatoes in a bowl. Add the bread crumbs, flour, spices, and salt. stir and add the egg and scallions. Use your hands to combine all the ingredients.

Take a small portion of the mixture the size of an egg. Shape it into a patty. Wet your hands in oil while shaping the patty.

Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Slide the patties in oil. When they become lightly browned turn them to the other side. It should take three minutes on each side.

Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.

Serve them at room temperature with pickles.

Enjoy these delicious Iraqi potato cakes!

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