I came across this delicious recipe for mashed potato pancakes shortly after Thanksgiving when I was looking for a way to use up the last of our leftover mashed potatoes. Well, they were so delicious that I intentionally asked my husband to make extra mashed potatoes for Christmas in anticipation of cooking these up again.
My friends, gather up your leftovers and throw together this easy, cheesy, totally tasty treat! Think creamy, crispy, salty, savory... I could go on and on. These take just a few precious minutes of your time to cook up and the result is perfection.
- 3 cups chilled leftover mashed potatoes
- 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 3 tablespoons flour (plus 1/2 cup for coating)
- olive oil or vegetable oil (for pan frying)
- salt to taste
- Stir together potatoes, cheese, green onions, egg, and 3 tablespoons flour until combined
- Divide mixture into 12 portions
- Using your hands, roll each portion into a ball and then flatten into a pancake about 1/2 inch thick
- Place 1/2 cup flour in a shallow dish
- Carefully coat each pancake with flour
- Heat 3-4 tablespoons olive oil in frying pan over medium heat (bottom of pan should be thoroughly coated)
- Fry the pancakes until golden brown and crispy on each side (just a few minutes per side but don't turn it over until you have the crisp you want)
- Remove to paper towel lined plate
- Immediately sprinkle with salt
These are yummy served with sour cream or just plain.
I think you'll love them!
Recipe adapted from Just a Taste.