Potato cakes with sweet chilli Philadelphia dip recipe

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The ideal party snack, these potato cakes are so easy to make and are really tasty - especially with some chilly philly dip on the side.

Chilly Philly potato cakes
  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories358 Kcal18%
Sugar3.2 g4%
Fat15.6 g22%
Saturated Fat4.7 g24%
Salt0.3 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Salt0.3 gRow 5 - Cell 2

Potato cakes are the ideal party snack, these ones with a sweet chilli dip are so easy to make - and are really tasty too. 

This potato cakes recipe is made using mash, egg, spring onion and breadcrumbs. They can be rustled up with just a few ingredients in around half an hour. They're a lovely alternative to homemade chips, and make a great finger food at parties, or a classic buffet food. In fact, they're better than chips as part of a buffet, as chips can get a little lacklustre as they cool, whereas these are still tasty when served cold. The chilli-infused Philadelphia dip is a great accompaniment, but they taste just as good dunked in ketchup.


  • 600g floury potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 25g fresh coriander, chopped
  • 5 spring onions, trimmed and chopped
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 100g fine dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp vegetable or sesame oil
  • 150g Philadelphia Light with Sweet Chilli
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise




  1. To make the potato cakes, cook the potatoes in boiling water until tender. Drain and mash until smooth.
  2. Stir in the egg yolk, coriander, spring onions and lemon zest. Season to taste.
  3. Mix well together and shape into about 16-20 small cakes. Put the breadcrumbs on a plate. Roll the cakes firmly in the crumbs. Heat the oil in a heavy based non stick frying pan and cook the potato cakes for 3-4 minutes on both sides or until browned and heated through.
  4. Meanwhile make the sauce. Put the Philly and lime juice in a small basin and mix together. Add the mayo and stir to give a soft consistency. Serve the hot potatoes cakes with the Philly dipping sauce.

Top tip for making potato cakes with sweet chilli Philadelphia dip

You could use regular cream cheese if you can't find sweet chilli flavoured or you could flavour it with your own herbs and spices.

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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies