Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Servings: 2
  • About This Recipe

    “This recipe was recently submitted to a news group to which I belong. I think it is very good and hope you like it, too. Preparation time in the kitchen is just a few minutes. When the big meal is through, this is a tasty way to use up the leftover mashed potatoes.”

    Ingredients

  • 2cupsmashed potatoes( approximately)
  • 1 -2egg
  • 1/4 cupflour
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic
  • onion(optional)
  • chives(optional)
  • cheese(optional)
  • oil orCrisco, for frying
  • sour cream (optional) orapplesauce, for garnish(optional)
  • Directions

  • Mix mashed potatoes, egg, flour, salt, pepper, garlic, and any optional ingredients, into mashed potatoes.
  • Preheat skillet and add a couple of tablespoons of Crisco shortening or oil.
  • Make sure the mixture is not too thin.
  • Pour 1/4 cup batter into hot pan; brown on both sides.
  • Enjoy with sour cream or applesauce.
  • Enjoy!
  • Reviews

  • “My mother used to make these, and this recipe is very like hers (she never added cheese, though–don’t know why, because adding cheese sounds yummy).These are great slathered with butter.Thanks for submitting it.”

  • “I was disappointed with the results, unfortunately.Although the taste was good (how could it be not with our own recipe of mashed potatoes) the consistency was off.In the first batch fried, the outside skin was crisp but there wasn’t enough structure to hold them together so they fell apart with the inside just uh.. mashed potatoes w/onion.The next batch, I incorporated more flour and a bit of baking powder and they turned out much better.The smaller they are made, the better!Use a tablespoon to plop the batter into the pan and you’ll be much better off!BUT… what a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes!”

  • “Awesome and easy.I used left over garlic mashed potatoes, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, approx 1 tbsp grated romano cheese and about a tsp of fresh chopped tarragon.Cooked in skillet with olive oil.Serving with italian sausage cooked in same skillet (after finishing cooking potato pancakes).Yum!”

  • “I usually add lightly browned bread crumbs instead of the flour,it gives it a totally different flavour and texture…Vic”

  • “I do a similar thing with our left-over mashed potatoes except that I throw in either a can of tuna or a cup of sweet corn kernels. They are delicious eaten cold as well.”

  • “Oh yummy! These were just like the ones I had growing up. The turned out crispy on the outside & soft on the inside- just perfect. I used about 4 c mashed taters, 3 eggs & 1/2 c flour with a few dashes of garlic & onion powder and some cheese. Simple comfort food at it’s best.”

  • “Great way to use left over mashed potatoes.I used both eggs but after looking at a few other recipes — including my Grandma’s, I noticed most stated to seperate the eggs.So I did that.Mix ingrediets with the yolks, then when you are ready to cook, whip room temperature egg whites to a peak and fold into the batter.This makes the pancakes light and fluffy.Otherwise great recipe!”

  • “I love it. I cut the recipe in half I used onion parsley and mashed potatoes from a roast i made the other night :)! I used a little bit more flour though i used a 3 tbsp. I added a pinch of salt and pepper while they were cooking and they were great!”

  • “The serving size was far off for our house.1/4 cup of the mixture was enough for each person.We added cooked sausage and cheddar cheese before frying the pancake and topped it with a egg-over medium.”

  • “Great recipe! I love potato skins, though I never know what to do with the leftover potato…
    I added garlic powder, snipped green onions and leftover bacon bits-YUMMY!!I cooked these in a nonstick pan that was sprayed with butter flavored cooking spray. I chilled the mixture prior to cooking and I noticed the second batch I made didn’t hold up as well since the mixture was more room temperature rather than from the ‘fridge”

  • “These were SO good! I stuck to the recipe and they came out great. I used a small ice cream scoop to put them in the pan, then I flattened them a little with the spatula (I used olive oil) . I added cheese but left out the onions because my son doesn’t like them but next time i will definately add them. I love all of the variations and think next time, I will do onions, bacon and cheese in them with a little dallop of sour cream on top~”

  • “These were just okay to me. I’ve really wanted to try these for a long time and I guess maybe I was just expecting a little more. It just tasted like fried mashed potatoes which seems ridiculous to say because that’s all it is. Just kind of mediocre to me.”

  • “Great recipe for new braces!I shredded some onion and sauteed the onion and garlic in butter.I added all the ingredients to my plain smashed potatoes (left over from another recipe).I did have to add some milk because I did not have any in my taters.The kids absolutely loved it and it was easy enough for my son, the kids with new braces, to eat.He was delighted!”

  • “I used to make these all the time for my family and everyone loved them. It’s been a lot of years since I made them and could remember the recipe. But here you have it and I’m so glad I found it again. I couldn’t remember if I was supposed to add an egg and onions or not. But after seeing your recipe, that jogged my memory…lolThank you so much for sharing this. I always have lots of left over mashed potaoes. I sometimes will eat them with a meal or just snack on them, but I don’t add the applesauce or yogart. I like them just plain and simple and they are so easy to make.”

  • “I grew up on left over mashed potatoes made into potato pancakes.Most people do away with the simplicity and make them quite complicated.Congrats on your delicious simple potato pancakes. This reicpe is much like mine.:D”

  • “Very good!!We had this with steamed broccoli tonight and it was a full meal!Perfect comfort food for a cold night! (the computer won’t let me give it a star rating…sorry…It would be a five star).”

  • “These were fantastic!! I used about 2 and a half cups of store bought garlic mashed potatoes, two eggs, the quarter cup flour and half of a sauteed sweet onion. Great batter consistency, easy to cook and flip. Absolutely delicious topped with a little sour cream and a dash of salt. Will definitely be making again!”

  • “Great tasting potato pancakes. Easy recipe. Followed recipe, except used 2 eggs.I added 1 cup of grated zucchini and didn’t add the other opitional ingredients. Batter is thick and used a 1/4 cup for each potato pancake.Made 9 potato pancakes. A keeper. Thank You!”

  • “My wife and son loved these. She said her grandmother used to make these for all the time as a child except her grandmother would buy them all ready made and frozen. When she asked if I could make them for I gave it a try……. and they turned out great!!!!!! Very easy to make and tasted awesome. Thanks.”

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