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Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"This is a great recipe for leftover mashed potatoes. I never liked reheated mashed potatoes, but if you fry them in a pan as a potato pancake, they taste delicious. You might need to adjust the ingredients depending on how much mashed potatoes you have left over."
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13 m servings 373
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Combine mashed potatoes, egg, and pepper in a bowl and mix well together.
  2. Pour bread crumbs into a small bowl. Shape potato mixture into 3-inch patties with wet hands and dip in bread crumbs so they are evenly coated.
  3. Heat oil and butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook potato cakes on both sides until they are heated through and browned, about 4 minutes per side.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can also add garlic, cayenne, or herbs to the mashed potato mixture, depending on your taste.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 373 calories; 16.8 47.4 8.8 101 805 Full nutrition

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this the simplest, yet tasty way to refry potatoes! my family loves this way so much they request it for breakfast the next day! easy to make, and so versatile,,, i have added shredded cheese, c...

I added extra onion, cheese, garlic powder and coated in pankos. hey were pretty good but still lacking something

I did make as written as not fair to rate a recipe that has been altered. Did not care for breadcrumbs. My grandmother always made potato pancakes, at least once each week, but used a tiny bit...

This was great - I never know what to do with leftover mashed potatoes cause they just don't taste that great reheated

I will make it again --i liked it with more onion .