Crispy, golden and cheesy! Good use of leftover mashed potatoes. This recipe is very versatile: you can add minced garlic, chives, or 1/4 cup of any shredded raw vegetable, or substitute the cheese with a tablespoon of sugar and serve with maple syrup.

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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together potatoes, beaten egg, salt, and cheese. Melt butter on a large griddle at medium heat. Drop potato mixture onto griddle 1/4 cup at a time. Flatten with a spatula to 1/2 inch thick. Fry approximately 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Serve hot.

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Nutrition Facts

253.9 calories; protein 7.2g 15% DV; carbohydrates 23.9g 8% DV; fat 14.5g 22% DV; cholesterol 83.5mg 28% DV; sodium 1350.4mg 54% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
My Mom has been making these since I can remember but without the cheddar cheese. The cheese makes them much better. I serve them as a side - as you would hash browns - with bacon & eggs. Frying them in the bacon pan doesn't hurt either. The only reason I didn't give this recipe 5 stars is that it's not quite as good as potato latkes. But it is good and is a great use of leftover mashed potatoes. If you're making these for the first time I recommend green onions or chives. Also be sure to make the pancakes more like the size of sausage patties. If you make them too big they'll fall apart when you turn them. Thanks for sharing this Deanne. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2007
These were ok, but I thought they were bland. I also had a hard time turning them. The second batch I made I added 3 tbs. of flour, 1 tbs. chopped onion, and 1 tsp. garlic powder. Then I served them with sour cream and they were very good. Read More
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202 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 72
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
My Mom has been making these since I can remember but without the cheddar cheese. The cheese makes them much better. I serve them as a side - as you would hash browns - with bacon & eggs. Frying them in the bacon pan doesn't hurt either. The only reason I didn't give this recipe 5 stars is that it's not quite as good as potato latkes. But it is good and is a great use of leftover mashed potatoes. If you're making these for the first time I recommend green onions or chives. Also be sure to make the pancakes more like the size of sausage patties. If you make them too big they'll fall apart when you turn them. Thanks for sharing this Deanne. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2006
These potatoe pancakes were awesome. I did add 1/3 cup flour to pancakes together. I also added a splash of milk to get the right consistency and bacon bits. Served with sour cream. So delicious...Will definately make them again...Thanks... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2007
I made these tonight and they were a big hit! I did some alterations, however, I did use the cheese, but I also added 3 tblsp. flour and some fresh snipped chives. I also added a teaspoon of garlic powder and a teaspoon of hot sauce and salt and pepper. My family loved them. I will be making this one again! A great way to use leftover mashed potatoes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2006
This is it! I've tried (and failed) many potato pancake recipes and this one is great! I just added a little Bisquick to the mix (approx 1/4 c.), and a sprinkle of garlic salt, and added margarine to pan in between batches, and they came out perfect and delicious!!! Thanks for submitting this recipe! I will never have to throw out leftover mashed potatoes again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2007
These were ok, but I thought they were bland. I also had a hard time turning them. The second batch I made I added 3 tbs. of flour, 1 tbs. chopped onion, and 1 tsp. garlic powder. Then I served them with sour cream and they were very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
These are sooooo good! I like to add some seasonings including a little cayenne and green onion. Parm cheese works well too. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
These were good as starters. Next time I will make sure to add extras like more cheese bacon and onions. This was my first time making potato pancakes. They good several tries for me to become efficient at them. Several ended up in big messes. They are nore difficult to make than pancakes. Be careful not to spread them too thin or you won't be able to flip them. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2003
These were pretty good for potatoe pancakes made with mashed potatoes. I guess I'm just spoiled. I'm used to my grandmothers potatoe pancakes that are made by shredding fresh potatoes a ton of work but the difference in taste is all the difference Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2003
I made mine a bit flatter and cooked them longer which made them crispier on the outside but still mashed on the inside but they were still quite good easy to make and tasty. Read More
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