Using instant potato flakes and an instant pancake mix for my starter, I'm always ready for my B-and-B guests. Works great if you're cooking for 2 or 20. Great by themselves -- or top with bacon, poached egg, and cheese (we like applesauce on the side, also.) Great finger food, just fold it over a slice of cheese or bacon.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together the potato flakes, pancake mix, onion, Cheddar cheese, milk, egg, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper in a bowl until well combined.

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  • Grease a griddle or large skillet, and place over medium heat. Drop pancakes, 1/4 cup at a time, onto the hot griddle, and cook until the edges look dry and 1 bubble appears in the center, about 3 minutes. Flip the pancakes, and cook until browned on the other side, about 3 more minutes.

Cook's Note

I like to make a "starter mix." After buying the boxes of instant potatoes and complete pancake mix, why not use them all? I combine 2 cups potatoes and 1 cup pancake mix in a large bowl. Then I continue this ratio until all of the flakes are gone. Store this starter mix in an airtight container. Then just scoop out the amount needed.

Nutrition Facts

131.1 calories; protein 6.3g 13% DV; carbohydrates 10.1g 3% DV; fat 7.3g 11% DV; cholesterol 38.7mg 13% DV; sodium 179.8mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2010
This was quick and easy but more importantly it was really good. I used buckwheat pancake mix and 1 1/2 tsp of dried onions since that is what I had. I will definitely make these again. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2010
I must have done wrong because all they were but pancakes. The taste was good though. Only my kids said they resembled more mashed potatoes with cheese tossed about in a skillet than pancakes: and in fact I wonder how you coul wrap 'em around anything seeing my result. Read More
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30 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2010
This was quick and easy but more importantly it was really good. I used buckwheat pancake mix and 1 1/2 tsp of dried onions since that is what I had. I will definitely make these again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2010
I love potato pancakes but don't always have time for the traditional recipe. This one is very easy and has a good taste. I minced rather than chop the onion. If you need a quick side dish I would recommend these. Try adding some fresh herbs. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2012
We LOVE these pancakes! There was definitely a learning curve to cooking them as the thick texture of the batter makes them cook faster on the outside than the inside. Really simple delicious potato pancakes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2010
These were great! I added some celery salt & dillweed. We never manage to have leftover mashed potatoes & we don't care for instant but these turned out great we will be making these often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2012
I made a few alterations. I don't like cheese and my husband doesn't like onions...so... 1/4 dry pancake mix 3/4 instant potatoes 1 cup 2% milk 1 egg beaten 1/2 tsp. garlic salt 1/2 tsp. onion powder salt and pepper to taste I let it sit to long and it got thick so I just added a little more milk to make it the right texture. I added 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil to the pan. They were perfect!! Brought back memories of childhood. Thanks for the recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2012
This is a great potato pancake. I wanted it to be less pancake and more potato so I added more "flavor" with scallions instead of onions more garlic salt & pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2011
Yum these are delicious. Perfect with a green salad a dollop of sour cream or baked beans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2012
I love this recipe and I do it by the orginal recipe listed and they turn out great. Thankyou for posting it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2010
I must have done wrong because all they were but pancakes. The taste was good though. Only my kids said they resembled more mashed potatoes with cheese tossed about in a skillet than pancakes: and in fact I wonder how you coul wrap 'em around anything seeing my result. Read More
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