Mashed Potato Pancakes
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In a large skillet or on a griddle, heat vegetable oil (about 3 Tablespoons maybe) over medium-high heat. Dollop batter onto the heated surface in heaping tablespoons. Flatten each dollop slightly with the spoon to create the cakes.
Cooking time is about a minute per side. They should be golden brown on each side, so I usually cook them with my eyes more focused on the pancakes than the clock.
If cooking multiple batches, transfer completed cakes to a paper lined microwave-safe plate in the microwave. If needed when all the cakes are done, microwave the stack for 20 seconds to assure they're all warm.
I hope you like them. I sure do!
I like these with butter and maple syrup. But since they're more savory than sweet, they are also terrific with a fried egg and grated cheese on top. You can also try adding some chopped parsley or basil for color - or spice them up with jarred roasted red pepper or jalapenos! Delicious!
Mr Breakfast would like to thank MamaMia for this recipe.
Recipe number 1147. Submitted 11/23/2003.
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I liked it better than hash browns to have as a side dish. The edges get just a little crisp but the inside is soft. Very nice.
Comment submitted: 11/14/2012 (#14838)
I did this, but why did they stick to the non-stick pan? It was a potato mess. What did I do wrong? Is my pan bad?
Comment submitted: 8/15/2012 (#14294)
From waldo b.
Comment submitted: 7/27/2012 (#14195)
Loved it. Thanks much!
Comment submitted: 6/29/2012 (#14089)
Had it as a side dish with fancy scrambled eggs. I used advise from one of the comments and added shredded Cheddar cheese too. It went really well the the scrambled eggs and it was great to get a taste of both at once. I give this recipe a thumbs-up.
Comment submitted: 2/18/2012 (#13553)
This was way better than I thought it might be. I'd make it again.
Comment submitted: 12/26/2011 (#13347)
This was easy to make and was a great way to get rid of all my mashed potato leftovers. Very tasty. Next time we will try with shredded cheese on top.
Comment submitted: 11/27/2011 (#13241)
I have been making potato pancakes for a while and this pretty much follows my recipe except for a couple of things. Mind you this is not heart-healthy. I grate my potatoes and I fry them in bacon grease. Then I eat them with loads of salt & butter, no applesauce. Told you it was not heart-healthy.
Comment submitted: 11/9/2011 (#13134)
From kim bennani
I just made them with finely diced cornichons... so yummy.
Comment submitted: 10/1/2011 (#12958)
I made them with shredded cheese in the batter, then topped with sour cream! 5/6 kids thought they were awesome!
Comment submitted: 9/16/2011 (#12910)
From N. Carolina
I just made these for my in-laws and got great comments. They were really good. So thanks.
Comment submitted: 9/6/2011 (#12879)
So glad I found this. I like it better than the shredded potato kind - which I love, so I'm pretty happy.
Comment submitted: 5/4/2011 (#12645)
Made it again this weekend. Great every time. I top them with sour cream and chives. My husband tops with maple syrup. Anything goes... delicious.
Comment submitted: 4/3/2011 (#12386)
They came out a little dry then expected but were AWESOME!
Comment submitted: 3/24/2011 (#12341)
Great use for leftover mashed potatoes. This is a really good recipe.
Comment submitted: 2/28/2011 (#12215)
I've been doing this one for about a year now, but adding Creole Seasoning to the potatoes. It's a great way to kick off the day.
Comment submitted: 2/4/2011 (#12067)
One of my new favorites. Used leftovers the first time, but seriously considering using instant potatoes so I can have it again soon. I should wait, huh. So good!
Comment submitted: 1/26/2011 (#12000)
From Wes P.
So good. If you have leftover ham or turkey, dice that up and stir it into the potatoes before cooking too. So delicious.
Comment submitted: 1/21/2011 (#11966)
From C.C. Pet
Made it with baked potato and the texture was uneven and rustic and I liked it better than with a mash. This is an A-plus super recipe.
Comment submitted: 1/11/2011 (#11896)
I agree with "granddad"... very much like my own mom used to make. She also made a corn pancake (fritter). Is there a recipe for that here? Can't seem to find it. Anyway... good recipe. Thanks!
Comment submitted: 12/7/2010 (#11677)
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