Mashed Potato Pancakes
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Mashed Potato Pancakes

This recipe for Pancakes was submitted by MamaMia on 11/23/2003. Click here to view the recipe.

Recipe number 1147.

Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

By Ashford

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I, too, had some leftover mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving and made these pancakes tonight. This is a great recipe - easy and delicious.

Comment submitted: 11/30/2015 (#19678)

By M. J. Balmer

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Delicious! Made them the Sunday after Thanksgiving with leftovers. Will make again. Thank you for sharing the recipe :)

Comment submitted: 11/28/2015 (#19672)

By Roberta2

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

It was awesome.

Comment submitted: 12/16/2014 (#19151)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy ncrsaa (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Just made them for special Sunday breakfast and everyone (dad and kids) thought they were great! I made them as directed, except I skipped the onions. Good stuff! Thanks!

Comment submitted: 9/2/2013 (#16368)

By Kejriwal

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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)

By katlover

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)

By waldo b.


Comment submitted: 7/27/2012 (#14195)

By bopper

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Loved it. Thanks much!

Comment submitted: 6/29/2012 (#14089)

By speedway

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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)

By Paul

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This was way better than I thought it might be. I'd make it again.

Comment submitted: 12/26/2011 (#13347)

By crazytypist

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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)

By Glennigan

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)

By kim bennani

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I just made them with finely diced cornichons... so yummy.

Comment submitted: 10/1/2011 (#12958)

By Kathy

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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)

By N. Carolina

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I just made these for my in-laws and got great comments. They were really good. So thanks.

Comment submitted: 9/6/2011 (#12879)

By Nell

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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)

By Hoops&Dee

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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)

By keyes1

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

They came out a little dry then expected but were AWESOME!

Comment submitted: 3/24/2011 (#12341)

By cece33

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Great use for leftover mashed potatoes. This is a really good recipe.

Comment submitted: 2/28/2011 (#12215)

By Etompkins3127

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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)

By GoDuke

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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)

By Wes P.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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)

By C.C. Pet

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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)

By Clement

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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)

By Grandad Chef

Just like the recipe says, "It's just like Mom made."

Comment submitted: 11/28/2010 (#11631)

By bailey

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I just made this recipe and it was awesome!

Comment submitted: 11/23/2010 (#11607)

By LakeSide Dr.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is my new favorite pancake. Sweet and savory equals delicious!

Comment submitted: 11/20/2010 (#11592)

By f. bloom

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Yum!! My mom made this same recipe when I was a kid and I make it whenever we have leftover mashed potatoes. My mom fried them in bacon grease for a crispy, flavorful crust. My granddaughter asked how to make them, so now I can show her this recipe!

Comment submitted: 11/2/2010 (#11495)

By J. Woods

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I haven't had potato pancakes in at least 20 years. I made this recipe tonight and they were so yummy.

Comment submitted: 10/4/2010 (#11333)

By Karl

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Very good. First time I tried these I was in Ecuador. They were served with roast chicken. They are kind of like rice: you can put anything on them. I just had them with Tabasco sauce.

Comment submitted: 8/18/2010 (#11087)

By erin2005

I believe I did something wrong.

Comment submitted: 8/17/2010 (#11083)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Jen123 (Team Breakfast Member)

I'm trying to make them now. I hope that they turn out like my moms used too. They are great with apple sauce!!! Try it.

Comment submitted: 8/12/2010 (#11056)

By spuds

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Very good. I like them with cucumber and sour cream.

Comment submitted: 7/28/2010 (#10978)

By sierra

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Amazing! Tastes just like my Yugoslavian great-grandma's potato dumplings!

Comment submitted: 7/16/2010 (#10896)

By Cookie J.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Beautiful. I purposefully made extra mashed potatoes for dinner so I could try this for breakfast. We're very happy with the result.

Comment submitted: 7/2/2010 (#10810)

By Marissa

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Very good. My whole family enjoyed this one.

Comment submitted: 5/25/2010 (#10559)

By HiltonBfast

Try sprinkling with a little paprika spice. It adds some extra flavor.

Comment submitted: 5/15/2010 (#10501)

By mamas

Hi my name is Jayana and I do not like mashed potatoes because my Aunt Lisa's potatoes were really nasty so I'm going to say that I did not like potato pancakes.

Comment submitted: 4/9/2010 (#10264)

By woody

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This stuff is great. I'm loving this site. Cheers!

Comment submitted: 3/12/2010 (#10039)

By hey-em

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Definitely good with Parmesan, garlic salt and red pepper.

Comment submitted: 2/1/2010 (#9592)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy kristag1 (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I have always wanted something to do with leftover mashed potatoes. I added a little less flour and added a fresh parmesan/asiago cheese blend with it and added garlic salt. AMAZING. A side of sour cream to dip it in is the icing on the cake! If you like a kick, sprinkle some hot sauce on them before you dip in the sour cream.

Comment submitted: 1/24/2010 (#9536)

By Kibble

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Used Cinnamon instead of onion for a sweeter taste, and maple syrup and bacon were a good complement.

Comment submitted: 1/9/2010 (#9420)

By Donny

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Pretty darn good... after tasting realized it could maybe use some red and green peppers in the mix.

Comment submitted: 12/29/2009 (#9326)

By jody

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This was a nice way to use left-over mashed potatoes and green onions from the garden. We had some bacon on the side and it was a nice simple breakfast.

Comment submitted: 12/27/2009 (#9303)

By Potatoe Bug

This recipe belongs to my mother. When I was growing up. She always made this pancake w/ left over mash potatoes the next day. So mow I'm using her own recipe.

Comment submitted: 11/9/2009 (#9010)

By joy

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Great recipe. I added some sour cream and garlic seasoning and had with applesauce and sour cream on the side yummy.

Comment submitted: 9/2/2009 (#8631)

By WavyGravy

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is so good, we make a little sausage gravy and poor over the top, Mmmm..

Comment submitted: 8/17/2009 (#8559)

By BeckyinWV

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

My husband had potato cakes as a child and I had never so being married 13 years and him asking for them I finally started looking for a recipe this is the first one I tried and he said it was the best potato cakes he had ever had. THANKS.

Comment submitted: 7/12/2009 (#8390)

By mhl

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Finally, a recipe where the pancakes hold together when you flip them! I added garlic salt (vs. salt/pepper) and a little baking powder. I'll try the bacon/chives next time. Thank you!!!

Comment submitted: 5/16/2009 (#8122)

By D

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I like to add about 1/3 bacon bits and 1/4 chives to them and top them off with sour cream that has powdered cheddar mixed in, the family loves it...

Comment submitted: 4/19/2009 (#7992)

By iamname

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I've been trying to wing potato pancakes for quite a while. I finally gave in and looked it up. Thanks for posting this. It made my wife's Gorgonzola and garlic mashed potatoes the hit of breakfast!

Comment submitted: 2/15/2009 (#7586)

By madchef

Curlyhead, if you are still wondering, add a few TBSPs of flour to the mashed potatoe mixture before shapping the cakes. . .

Comment submitted: 12/21/2008 (#7167)

By Scarf

I use cranberry sauce as a topping.

Comment submitted: 11/30/2008 (#6993)

By bobbie

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Very good, cant wait to try mixing stuff in! Maybe cheese, bacon, ham or chives. The possibilities are endless.....

Comment submitted: 10/18/2008 (#6632)

By curlyhead

I have a mashed potato recipe handed down to me from my mother but I have a problem with it. Hope you can help. Peal, cut in quarters, and boil potatoes until tender. Spill out water and mash. Saute an onion until golden brown. Add sauteed onion to potatoes. Add 2-3 egg yolks. Add salt and pepper to taste. Wetting the hands, begin to shape the pancaked into an owal. Place on cookie sheet. Create a concave area on the top of each pancake. Mix yolk with water and dab small amount into each crevice. Bake until browned. The problem with the recipe is that the pancakes come out soft and when you try to serve them, they fall apart. What can I add to bind them better?

Comment submitted: 4/27/2008 (#5136)

By rokinrobin

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I just sprinkled a little garlic powder and onion powder on them. Then I fried them in margarine. Delicious. Thanks.

Comment submitted: 2/20/2008 (#4670)

By migsy

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I had some leftover garlic mashed potatoes. I thought you just fried them as is, just flattening them out. Sure glad I looked online for a recipe. My pantry is pretty pitiful, though. I had to resort to using corn muffin mix, since I didn't have any flour in the house. It was pretty darn good, even with the swap.

Comment submitted: 2/10/2008 (#4595)

By wingnut49

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I love this recipe but I add a teaspoon of baking powder makes them rise a little.

Comment submitted: 1/29/2008 (#4511)

By Doc Steve

I intend to use this for Chanukah latkes since the latke mixes have fled the shelves. Chanukah style serves them with sour cream or apple sauce. Has anyone rated them from that point of view? Steve

Comment submitted: 12/13/2007 (#4169)

By JBryant

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I just made your recipe and it was awesome!

Comment submitted: 11/30/2007 (#4086)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy hatham (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

My mother, Mrs. Inez Cameron Purvis, {now deceased} made these for all we six kids when we were younger & we all loved em!!! I still do & make them occasionally.
Mrs. Hattie Purvis Hamilton, AL

Comment submitted: 10/8/2007 (#3718)

By Nannie

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I just made a batch of these, and I have been looking for this recipe for many years, as it disappeared with the older folks who used to make them for us as kids. I used finely chopped green onions, as they were already on hand.

Thank you, everyone said "delicious" and straight from our memories of them - Thank you.

Comment submitted: 7/15/2007 (#3212)

By favorite niece

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Before I fould your recipe, I called my wonderful aunt of 94 years and she gave me the same, excluding the grated onion. Congratulations to you for staying abreast of our earlier generations. Beverly

Comment submitted: 6/28/2007 (#3129)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Karebear1953 (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is reminiscent of my great aunt's recipe when I was a child. She served them with butter and Karo white corn syrup. Oh yum. The onion just makes the flavor perfect.

Comment submitted: 5/31/2007 (#2582)

By Butterfly Dream

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

These Mashed Potatoe Pancakes are very good. I made the patties too big for the first batch and cooked them slower and longer. They were good but are better smaller.

Comment submitted: 12/28/2006 (#1060)

By jedley

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

If you like your griddle hot and your 'cakes crisp, that means you cook fast, which in turn means you have to reduce the flour from 6 to 3 tbsp. Add a tbsp of real grated parmigiano and a pinch of cayenne if you prefer the savory direction to the sweet.

Comment submitted: 12/19/2006 (#988)

By evelyn

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

These are wonderful, just like my mom used to make, just with salt and pepper.

Comment submitted: 12/3/2006 (#868)

By Tina Austin TX

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Really good. We (me and my husband) tried both of your suggestions... 1 with butter and maple syrup and 1 with eggs and cheese on top. Double Breakfast, yay! I was suprised how much I liked the sweet one.

One tip: I saw Giada (Daily Italian Show) make a similar recipe with pizza sauce and eggs. She reccommended using cold mashed potatoes - easier to work with. It was a good tip. Thanks for the great recipe. Keep up the good work!

Comment submitted: 11/21/2006 (#778)

By Mary B

I have been lookinig for a recipe for Mashed Potato Pancakes, me husband raves how his granny would make them for him, I can not wait to try it! Thanks!

Comment submitted: 10/31/2006 (#616)

By ainslee

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I thought it was good. Just be sure not to add too much flour like I did the first time I made it.

Comment submitted: 9/10/2006 (#304)