Easy Mashed Potato Pancakes

This Easy Mashed Potato Pancakes Recipe works for breakfast, lunch or dinner and it's a perfect use for left over mashed potatoes. Serve with sour cream.

This mashed potato pancakes recipe takes me back to our very first recipe post. I think this blog has come a long way! Getting started with blogging is rough unless you enjoy talking to yourself for awhile. Thank you to those of you who made an effort to leave pity comments. You don’t know how much it meant to me. lol.

We kind of forgot all about this recipe. My hubby Vadim recreated these mashed potato cakes which turned out great! They work for breakfast, lunch or dinner and it’s a perfect use for left over mashed potatoes. Vadim cooked up mashed potatoes just to make these pancakes and he took all the photos; isn’t he wonderful? I married a good man. It will be so nice to know our son is getting homemade food while I’m working 12-hour shifts back-to-back.

Anyway, this recipe is so versatile; feel free to add to the recipe and let me know if you discover something awesome.

Ingredients for Mashed Potato Pancakes:

3 cups of mashed potatoes
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten
6 Tbsp of flour divided
1 Tbsp of grated onion or green onion
1 Tbsp of fresh chopped parsley
Canola oil to saute

How to Make Potato Pancakes:

1.  In a mixing bowl combine potatoes, cheese, egg, 3 Tbsp of flour, onion and parsley.

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2.  In a separate plate add 3 Tbsp of flour for dredging the pancakes. Fill an ice cream scoop or heaping Tbsp with the mixture, shape the pancakes in yours hands and dredge them in flour.

3. Add 3 Tbsp of canola oil to a non-stick skillet and saute them about 2-3 min on each side over medium/high heat or until golden brown.  Add more oil if needed.

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4. Remove mashed potato cakes to a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up excess oil. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

Easy Mashed Potato Pancakes-2This Easy Mashed Potato Pancakes Recipe works for breakfast, lunch or dinner and it's a perfect use for left over mashed potatoes. Serve with sour cream.

Easy Mashed Potato Pancakes

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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $4
Serving: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of mashed potatoes
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 6 Tbsp of flour divided
  • 1 Tbsp of grated onion or green onion
  • 1 Tbsp of fresh chopped parsley
  • Canola oil to saute

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl combine potatoes, cheese, egg, 3 Tbsp of flour, onion and parsley.
  2. In a separate plate add 3 Tbsp of flour for dredging the pancakes. Fill an ice cream scoop or heaping tbsp with the mixture, shape the pancakes in yours hands and dredge them in flour.
  3. Add 3 Tbsp of canola oil to a non-stick skillet and saute them about 2-3 min on each side over medium/high heat or until golden brown. Add more oil if needed.
  4. Remove mashed potato cakes to a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up excess oil. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

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  • Octavia
    April 30, 2017

    This is an old depression recipe back then you made something new out of your leftovers. Mom fixed us these back in the 1950, so that tell you it a recipe to keep! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 1, 2017

      It’s definitely a classic! Reply

    • Joyce
      May 17, 2017

      My mom made these frequently. My father loved mashed potatoes. I think she used cracker crumbs instead of bread . Reply

  • Barb
    April 6, 2017

    Trying this because I don’t have a grater Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 7, 2017

      Please let me know what you think of the recipe Barb! Reply

  • Diana Aleshchenko
    January 3, 2017

    Everyone loved these! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2017

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them!! Reply

  • Dave
    December 14, 2016

    My dear old Mum used to make these for me when I was a child. Delicious!

    By way of variety she sometimes left out the cheese, and crumbled and mixed in some corned beef instead.

    Also delicious! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 14, 2016

      Thanks for sharing Dave! Glad you love them. 🙂 Reply

  • Mila
    October 26, 2016

    Very tasty! I also served with some bacon crambs on top. Большое спасибо за рецепт. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 26, 2016

      You are very welcome Mila and thank you for the great review 😁. Reply

  • Dalila
    August 25, 2016

    Can I substitute flour and use just add water pancake mix. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 25, 2016

      Hi haven’t tried that before but it may work. If you test it, let me know how you like it 🙂 Reply

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