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Mashed Potato Pancakes

Mashed Potato Pancakes


My grandmother would always make mashed potato pancakes with our left over mashed potatoes, when I was young. This versatile recipe can be prepared for breakfast the next morning (as a replacement for hash browns), as an appetizer, side dish or a snack. Around grandma’s house they were usually made for an after dinner for an evening snack and never lasted very long.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have over the years!


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Mashed Potato Pancakes
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Mashed potato pancakes, made with left over mashed potatoes, just like grandma used to make. This versatile recipe can be prepared for breakfast the next morning (as a replacement for hash browns), as an appetizer, side dish or a snack.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Heat about ¼ inch olive oil in a frying pan to medium heat.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. This will be the consistency of thick pancake batter.
  3. Drop batter into hot oil and fry until golden brown. I prefer smaller pancakes and use about ¼ cup batter per pancake.
  4. Remove from oil and place on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  5. Serve warm with sour cream and/or apple sauce.


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Comments: 12

  1. Razena July 2, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    My mother loved any type of fritter during Ramadhan but I have not yet attempted to make her potato version. I will give this a try 🙂

  2. Sarah July 3, 2015 at 2:10 am

    My mom used to make potato pancakes and they were soooo good! We always seem to have left overs hanging around here so I know what I’m making soon

  3. Byron Thomas July 3, 2015 at 5:59 am

    I’m so making this! I love anything with potato… it’s so versatile!

  4. jen July 3, 2015 at 8:20 am

    I love mashed potatoes – I’ll give these a try. They look delicious!

  5. Renee July 3, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I love potato pancakes. I’ve only had them with shredded potatoes, but I like this better and the they’re the perfect use for leftovers!

  6. Ariel July 3, 2015 at 8:52 am

    I’ve been meaning to find a way to use up the rest of the potatoes that I have lying around in my kitchen! And this recipe sounds like a great way to do that! Can’t wait to give it a go! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  7. Marissa @ OMG FOOD July 3, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    One of my favorite ways to use up leftover mashed potatoes! I love mine with extra sour cream. 😀

  8. Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine July 4, 2015 at 10:47 am

    I’ve never had mashed potato pancakes before but it sounds like something I would love!

  9. Howie Fox July 4, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Simple, easy, super tasty! Grandmum’s are smart! Love potato pancakes 😀

  10. Kathleen | HapaNomNom July 4, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    I’m a bit of self proclaimed carb-queen, so when I saw ‘mashed potato pancakes’, my stomach instantly started to growl. And I love how simple and easy they are to make!

  11. Levan @ MyWifeMakes.com July 4, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Mashed potato pancakes sounds like a great idea! We once had mashed potato waffles before and they were great, so I’m gonna guess that this is equally awesome if not more! Thanks for sharing this recipe. FIVE STARS FOR YA!

  12. healingtomato@gmail.com July 11, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    This is an awesome idea. I have always loved latkes, so, this will be something I must try.

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