Using leftover mashed potatoes and just a few basic ingredients, you can fry up this delightful and inexpensive dish in a snap.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 servings
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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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  • Combine potatoes, eggs, flour, and garlic powder in a bowl.

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  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; fry potato mixture in skillet, pressing with a spatula to flatten evenly. Cover and cook until bottom is crispy, about 10 minutes; invert onto serving platter.

Cook's Note:

I used chives, but you can use your favorite fresh herb.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 7.2g 14% DV; carbohydrates 26.9g 9% DV; fat 8.7g 13% DV; cholesterol 126.8mg 42% DV; sodium 469.6mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2012
I agree with another reviewer who said they were not pretty but they tasted great. Once you mix the ingredients the batter was similar to a really thick pancake batter. Like pancakes make sure to leave room in the pan for spreading. That may help with their appearance. I threw in the left over french style green beans (chopped up) and they tasted pretty good. Could use a little cheddar or Parmesan cheese for sharpness. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/31/2013
If you like bland food then you'll like this. The first time I made it I didn't like it at all. The next time I added more garlic, some paprika, a little salt and pepper, onion powder and a little finely chopped jalapeno pepper. It was much better. Read More
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184 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 99
  • 4 star values: 62
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2012
I agree with another reviewer who said they were not pretty but they tasted great. Once you mix the ingredients the batter was similar to a really thick pancake batter. Like pancakes make sure to leave room in the pan for spreading. That may help with their appearance. I threw in the left over french style green beans (chopped up) and they tasted pretty good. Could use a little cheddar or Parmesan cheese for sharpness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2012
These are awesome! I had exactly 2 cups of leftover potatoes and had a craving for potatoes. What a great evening snack :) I cooked them up in butter and I used garlic salt that had a little parsely in it. I added a little salt after cooking...even though you really don't need it if u use garlic salt and not the powder. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2012
Our family has been making these for at least four generations. Great topped with a knob of butter. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2013
Good base recipe...I double the flour, add pepper, shredded cheese and botb garlic and onion powder, then I roll balls in some flour, then flatten and fry in butter & oil...they don't spread this way and are more crispy :-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2013
DELICIOUS!!! I am so glad I found a easier alternative to potatoes pancakes, just one big pancake. I cut it in quarters afterwards, topped with sour cream and chopped green onions. Such a good breakfast. I won't be afraid now when I have mashed potatoes left overs when we have guests, I even need leftovers :-) I want to make things clear for those who said it was bland: If your mashed potatoes were bland, then this will come out bland too. The mashed potatoes should have the right amount of salt and be tasty, then you'll get a great pancake. I don't know how other people make mashed potatoes, maybe they just mash them and that's all. I always add salt, butter, milk, and sometimes a little sour cream and a dash of garlic powder. They are not bland. So my pancake wasn't bland either. Thank you for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/30/2013
If you like bland food then you'll like this. The first time I made it I didn't like it at all. The next time I added more garlic, some paprika, a little salt and pepper, onion powder and a little finely chopped jalapeno pepper. It was much better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2013
Excellent - but I found one egg to be sufficient. I also made them into individual patties. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2012
Made this recipe tonight adding a little Mexican 4-cheese to mixture and topping with sour cream and a sprinkling of cheese--Yum! and easy too. Just a comment to some reviewers regarding appearance: This recipe is for only one big pancake which does not require flipping while cooking. When inverted onto the serving plate the nicely browned side makes an appetizing appearance. Cut into wedges for serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2013
This is the easiest recipe. it cooked up yummy and brown and even. I should have taken a picture of my result. It looked almost exactly like the picture in the recipe. Unfortunately, we ate it all and now it's too late to share my success. Best and easiest use of leftover mashed potatoes! Read More
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