Mashed Potato Pancakes
In a medium bowl, whisk together the mashed potatoes and egg. Add the flour and onion and mix all together well. Add salt and pepper to batter if desired.
- 2 cups mashed potatoes
1 large egg - lightly beaten
6 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 and 1/2 Tablespoons grated onion
salt and pepper - to taste
vegetable oil for frying
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.