Saturday, May 16, 2009

Lulu LaRue's Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

Honestly, I'm a complete and total Potato Ho.I love every way you can think of to cook a potato but must admit that mashed potatoes are my favorite and mashed potato pancakes come in at a close second place. To me, there is nothing more comforting than either one of these dishes.

Therefore, this is my entry in The Potato Ho-Down for May, hosted by Cathy @ Noble Pig.

At our house, we like them hot from the skillet or cold. We also like them the next morning with breakfast. I don't think I've ever had any left that I had to throw away. Yes, they are that good. The best part is that they are easy to make, so let's get started.

Mashed Potato Pancakes:


1 cup of leftover mashed potatoes

1 cup all purpose flour

2 eggs, lightly beaten

3 tablespoons of grated onion

2 tablespoons of chives, minced

salt and pepper, to taste

cooking oil (about 1/2 inch deep in large skillet)  


1. Combine flour, mashed potatoes and eggs, beating until smooth.

2. Fold in the grated onion and the chives. Add salt and pepper to taste.

3. When skillet is just beginning to smoke, add large tablespoons of potato mixture, using the smooth side of the spoon to flatten out the pancakes. I usually cook 3 to 4 at a time.

4. Cook each pancake to desired doneness. Add more oil as needed.

5. When each batch is finished place on paper towels that are on a wire rack in a warm oven.

6. The pancakes will stay crisp in a warm oven for about 45 minutes.


lisaiscooking said...

I love using leftover mashed potatoes for pancakes. Yours look fantastic!

noble pig said...

Yes, these are perfection and the perfect concoction to use with leftovers. I'm going to try it with my leftove goat cheese ones...yum! And thanks for playing.

mamakd said...

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I have some leftover mashed potatoes I am going to make into pancakes. I used to have these as a kid and forgotten about them. I can't wait to bite into them!!! Yum!

Melissa said...

I would never think to do it with leftovers.

Then again, with all the recipes I've seen for potato pancakes, which I love, I still haven't made them myself. I'm a bad Jew. :P

Great entry, my dear!

Mary said...

I mentally pulled the sour cream and apple sauce from the refrigerator as I read your post. Terrific use of leftovers.

Mags said...

Mashed potato pancakes are my comfort food and I always love reading how how people make them (kinda like reading other people's mac and cheese recipes) Yours look yummy!

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Those look to die for Snooty......
when can I come by for dinner??

Steady On
Reggie Girl

bigsis said...

This is such a nostalgic recipe. We used to make these when we were kids, along with corn fritters. Thanks for the reminder of how good these are!

LilSis said...

I'm just now getting a chance to look at all the great recipes from this months' Ho Down Roundup. I love your mashed potato pancakes! What a great idea for leftovers.

angela@spinachtiger said...

This takes me back to childhood when we ate mashed potatoes and had left overs. They look so good.

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