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Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

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The perfect solution for your Thanksgiving leftover mashed potatoes! Have these crunchy, cheesy potato pancakes on your table in under 30 minutes. Add more cheese or even some leftover turkey. We love them served with sour cream and some cranberry sauce, the most perfect reinvented Thanksgiving leftover creation to have for family breakfast!
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The perfect solution for your Thanksgiving leftover mashed potatoes! Have these crunchy, cheesy potato pancakes on your table in under 30 minutes. Add more cheese or even some leftover turkey. We love them served with sour cream and some cranberry sauce, the most perfect reinvented Thanksgiving leftover creation to have for family breakfast!

How To Make Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

In your mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix them until well combined. The mixture is ready when it is no longer sticky but almost dry; it can be formed into a ball but not too crumbly. Since you will be using your hand to roll and press it, use some flour for your hands to avoid sticking. Don’t forget to dust the mashed potato patties with some flour before setting them aside; this is to help them crisp up more and avoid sticking to the plate or baking sheet. Fry the patties in a well-heated and oiled frying pan for 3-5 minutes per side or just when it’s golden brown and crispy on the outside.

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Mashed Potatoes - it is ideal to use cold leftover mashed potatoes since they are also easier to form into patties. If you crave this without any leftovers, you can use your classic mashed potato recipe or this fancy Pomme Puree recipe.
  • All-Purpose Flour - helps these mashed potato patties to have a crispy crust, combined with egg, they work as binders and improve the food texture. If you have gluten intolerance, you can use Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free all-purpose flour.
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese - adds great flavor and texture to these tasty potato patties. You can add more cheese for the kids or kids at heart!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are my mashed potato pancakes falling apart?

If they are falling apart as you shape them, add a little more flour to the mixture to help them hold together.

How long can leftover mashed potatoes keep?

If you haven’t decided yet on when to use your leftover mashed potatoes, they can keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, depending on the additional ingredients you use. Make sure to cool it before covering and storing it. It can also last in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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Ingredients

Servings
4
US / METRIC
2 cups
3/4 cup
1
Egg , lightly beaten
1/2 cup
plus more to taste
3 Tbsp
Chopped Scallions
plus more for garnish
to taste
as needed
Vegetable Oil
for frying
to taste
for serving
to taste
for serving
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
331
FAT
14.1 g
PROTEIN
10.7 g
CARBS
40.2 g

Author's Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. To reheat, add to a pan with a splash of oil and re-crisp.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
In a large mixing bowl, combine Mashed Potatoes (2 cups) , All-Purpose Flour (1/4 cup) , Egg (1) , Shredded Cheddar Cheese (1/2 cup) , and Scallions (3 Tbsp) until just mixed. It should form into a ball easily and not be too sticky.
Step 2
Flour your hands. Form the mixture into 6-8 patties, sprinkling both sides with more All-Purpose Flour (1/2 cup) as you go, this will help the pancakes crisp up. Add more flour as needed to prevent sticking.
Step 3
Heat up a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add a generous splash of Vegetable Oil (as needed) , at least 3 Tbsp. When the pan is hot, add the patties 2-3 at a time and cook until crispy and golden brown, 3-5 minutes per side. If they are beginning to get too dark, lower the heat. Add more oil as needed.
Step 4
Transfer to a paper towel-lined tray and sprinkle with Salt (to taste) .
Step 5
Serve warm, garnished with scallions, and with Sour Cream (to taste) , and Cranberry Sauce (to taste) on the side.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
331
% Daily Value*
Fat
14.1 g
18%
Saturated Fat
7.7 g
38%
Trans Fat
0.2 g
--
Cholesterol
81.8 mg
27%
Carbohydrates
40.2 g
15%
Fiber
3.8 g
14%
Sugars
3.0 g
--
Protein
10.7 g
21%
Sodium
593.2 mg
26%
Vitamin D
0.4 µg
2%
Calcium
167.5 mg
13%
Iron
1.8 mg
10%
Potassium
491.1 mg
10%
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