Mashed Potato Pancakes

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"Super way to use cold leftover mashed potatoes - add Italian Seasoning, Thyme, etc. to "customize" the flavor. When I have fresh chives from my herb garden, I finely chop and add those to the pancakes."

Original recipe yields 1-2 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (401.3 g)
  • Calories 479.1
  • Total Fat - 23.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 904 mg
  • Sodium - 369.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 31.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.5 g
  • Sugars - 2.7 g
  • Protein - 34.2 g
  • Calcium - 152.7 mg
  • Iron - 5.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 13.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Mix the egg and flour and stir into the mashed potatoes. Add seasonings.

Step 2

Drop onto a hot slightly oiled griddle. (This amount should make 4 small-medium sized pancakes)

Step 3

Fry on both sides until golden brown. Garnish with sour cream, salsa, green onion, cheese, bacon, ??? or just enjoy as they are!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Great Recipe for left-over mashed potatoes- I really liked these with a dollop of sour cream- thanks for posting

review by:
(13 Sep 2013)

Chef shapeweaver

This recipe was made on 9/6/13, and I'm so sorry it wasn't reviewed until now. Finally,thanks to this recipe I'm able to make a decent potato pancake from mashed potatoes.:) After making Oven Baked Potato Skins By Queen Bea,there was a lot of potato pulp left.And I didn't want to make the obvious, mashed potatoes. In the past,I've never done so well with mashed potato pancakes but thought I would give it one more try, with this recipe.I did have a bit more potatoes than was called for, about 2 cups.But the rest of the ingredients stayed the same. I knew I was supposed to get about 4 cakes,but they were just a bit too large and only got 3. I can see so many additions being added to this basic recipe, like finely chopped green onions or even different types of seasonings. My record in the past for making potato pancakes is,Me:0 Potato Pancakes 5.Now my record is Me:1 Potato Pancakes:5 :)Thanks for posting a recipe that I'm certainly going to be making again. " Keep Smiling :) "

review by:
(10 Sep 2013)


Yum! When ever I have ever had or seen potato pancakes, they have consisted of has brown type potato mixture. But these little gems are totally different. I love the texture of these. I served them with sour cream and they were a big hit. Made for Billboard tag.

review by:
(17 Mar 2013)


When I saw the picture of these, I knew I had to make them! I made them as a side for breakfast. These are great and hold their shape well. Other recipes I have tried, fall apart, these didn't! Loved them! Thanks Willow!

review by:
(7 Feb 2012)