Mashed Potato Pancakes

What do you do with leftover mashed potatoes?  They never taste as good as the night they were made.    Like I have said before in previous posts, I hate letting food go to waste.  I try not to waste anything.  But leftovers don’t always go over well.  My husband is picky and my son is turning out to be just as picky as him when it comes to left overs.  So, I try to morph whatever I have into something different so everyone will eat it.

These mashed potato pancakes are delicious!  Everyone in my family loves them, especially my little guy.  So get your oil sizzling hot, and make these the next time you have left over mashed potatoes.


~ 3 cups mashed potatoes

~ 1 egg

~ 1 cup flour

~ salt and pepper to taste

~ vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a skillet, heat up vegetable oil over medium heat.  Make sure there is 1/4 inch of oil on the bottom of the skillet.
  2. Mix together the mashed potatoes, egg and flour.
  3. If the mixture is still too wet, you may add a little more flour.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Take 2 tablespoons of the potato mixture and for small silver dollar sized discs.
  6. Fry 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  7. When finished, remove the potato pancakes and place on a paper towel lines plate or try and salt them immediately while the oil is still hot so it sticks to the potato pancake.
  8. Enjoy.

If you are making a bigger batch, put them on a rack and you can stick them in the oven at 200 degrees to keep them warm.

  • Can serve with sour cream and green onions.  I love dipping one in sour cream!

What do you do with your left overs?


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