Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

1 12 2011

There are those of us who enjoy leftovers, and there are those of us who don’t. Personally, I love leftovers and coming up with creative ways to re-invent them the next day! Doesn’t matter what side of the table you sit on regarding this topic, check out how This Girl uses up day-old mashed potatoes!

Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

The following makes about 15 medium-large sized cakes:

  • 4 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup flour (using more flour will make it less likely for the cakes to fall apart when you’re cooking them)
  • Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
  • A little fresh lemon juice and chopped parsley

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Heat skillet over medium-high heat with a few tablespoons of butter and a tablespoon or two of olive oil (just eyeball it). Use a small measuring cup or large spoon to scoop out mixture and drop into hot pan. Cook until brown and then flip – about 5-6 minutes per side depending how crispy you like them. Cook in batches, you may need to add more butter and oil and you go.

Squeeze a little fresh lemon juice over the cakes and garnish with chopped parsley. You can also serve these with sour cream or applesauce on the side.

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