Mashed Potato Pancakes

Mashed Potato Pancakes

21 review, 4.5 star(s). 95% would make again

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This is a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes! Potato pancakes are quick and easy to make.


2 cups leftover/fresh mashed potatoes
1 large egg; lightly beaten
6 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 1/2 - 4 tablespoon minced onion; I use 4 and the taste is not at all over powering
salt; to taste
pepper; to taste
parsley; to taste
3-4 tablespoon oil

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



1. Set your skillet to medium-high temperature and add your oil. If I made bacon with breakfast I will always fry the pancakes in the leftover bacon grease; if I do this I do not add any salt to the mix.

2. In a medium bowl mix the mashed potatoes and egg together until fully mixed.

3. Add flour, onion, parsley, salt, and pepper and mix well - batter should appear thick.

4. Dollop heaping tablespoons onto the heated surface and flatten the batter with a spoon (forming a pancake).

5. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side (or until golden brown). Once you flip for the first time flatten the cakes down pretty hard with a spatula so the mashed potatoes will flatten and cook better.

This recipe and photo was borrowed from; I added more onions and included parsley in my recipe. Also, I know this food isn't only from America, many other countries (Austria and Poland for example) have different varieties of this food - I simply put American to keep it simple.

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This was a great recipe when I increased the onion, and put a fair amount of garlic in them I also ran some cooked chicken breast through my meat grinder and threw it in, it was a hit, especially with some red pepper flakes mixed in, even kids ate it.
ReverendKen 11m ago

Very good. Family enjoyed this.
ron5760 2y ago

Nice side and able to use leftover mashed potato.
okapi1963 2y ago

I used Onion and Chive Potatoes and cut the onion by half and added Garlic flakes. Yummy!
Shougn213 3y ago

Yum! I added green peppers as well. Love these!
CoyFishhy 3y ago

I'm not usually a fan of next day mashed potatoes but always make way to much..perfect way to use the left overs.
iimorgans 3y ago

those are good
jenngirl 3y ago

dking 3y ago

I made a slight improvement by stir frying the onions first b4 mxing, and i put 2 eggs instead of 1. It turned out so yummy and I earned a kiss from hubby too ^^
kitty00 3y ago

pylesw 3y ago

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