Your search for hard-to-find good potato pancakes is now over. These are good old homemade ones that are slightly sweet, and very very moist.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
12 pancakes
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir in mashed potatoes and onion until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and milk, and stir lightly into potato mixture.

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  • Stir in corn syrup and nutmeg, mixing well. Heat a large griddle to medium-high heat. Coat with shortening and spoon potato mixture onto griddle in 12 equal portions. Fry until brown on both sides. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

369 calories; protein 9.4g; carbohydrates 66g; fat 7.8g; cholesterol 49.4mg; sodium 837.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2008
I had leftover garlic mashed so I used those and left out the corn syrup. These were EXCELLENT with a little ketchup. My three year old ate 3 by himself! (can't beat fried mashed potatoes!) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2003
We used left-over mashed potatoes from Christmas dinner for this recipe. They had a very pasty consistency and a sweet taste that didn't seem right so next time we will omit the flour 1 egg and the corn syrup. Read More
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40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2008
I had leftover garlic mashed so I used those and left out the corn syrup. These were EXCELLENT with a little ketchup. My three year old ate 3 by himself! (can't beat fried mashed potatoes!) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2003
We used left-over mashed potatoes from Christmas dinner for this recipe. They had a very pasty consistency and a sweet taste that didn't seem right so next time we will omit the flour 1 egg and the corn syrup. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
I made these for my family last night and was delighted with the results -- within seconds they were completely gone! I have yet to find a snack which required such little prep time and which yielded such amazing responses from my family! Thank you Ellen for making dinner fun again! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/17/2003
My family absoultely hated these potato cakes they didn't look bad but they just tasted awful!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2005
OUTstanding...if you had problems with the recipe it might be because you were recycling mashed potatoes that had lost some water. Also I used more oil in the cooking process...about one inch deep at 350 degrees. Other than that I followed the recipe to the letter....LOVE IT! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2008
Being of German decent I always look for "Potato" Pancakes. Ellen's caught my eye; glad it did. Great recipes however I made a slight change to it. Instead of using 1 cup milk I increased it to 1-1/2 cup to make the mixture thinner. At first I feared one onion would be too much but after the pancakes were fried we tasted only a hint of onion - just enough to add some zest to the recipe. Thanks Ellen for sharing this recipe with AllRecipe readers. God bless you. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/14/2003
This was a big disappointment. The pancakes were extremely doughy and heavy and didn't have much appeal with the family. But at least we used up the leftover mashed potatoes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2005
Loved these thought they were a great use for some leftover mashed potatoes I had in the fridge. I used my garlic mashed potatoes and served them with honey butter. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2003
Highly recommend for using left over mashed potatoes. They were quick easy and tasted great! Read More
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