Crispy Risotto Cakes

Recipes are an excellent way to get started in the kitchen because your goal is not to cook a dish exactly the way I would but instead to interpret my words in the way that works best for you. Feel free to make changes and substitutions, use more of a favourite ingredient or less of another, try new ideas and stir in your own personality. Ultimately the best way to impress your self in your own kitchen is to learn the basics then stir in your own twists!



  • Any leftover risotto
  • A handful or two of flour
  • A big splash or two of vegetable oil


  1. Preheat your favourite heavy skillet or fry pan over medium high heat with a pool of vegetable oil. Meanwhile, scoop handfuls of risotto and shape into even patties.
  2. Dredge the patties in flour, shaking off the excess. Gently slide the patties into the pan and fry until golden brown and crusty, 5 minutes or so.
  3. Flip and give the second side the same treatment, another 3 or 4 minutes.
  4. Serve and share.