Mashed Potato Pancakes

(5 servings)

  • 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 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.

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.