How to Use Leftover Mashed Potatoes to Make Potato Cakes

You can turn left over mashed potatoes into delicious potato pancakes. All you need is some flour, an egg or two, and a little oil.

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Things You'll Need

  • Mashed potatoes

  • All purpose flour

  • Eggs

  • Cooking oil

The exact amount of flour depends on the amount of mashed potatoes you have available, but a good rule of thumb is about 2 tablespoons of flour for each cup of mashed potatoes and one egg for every 3 cups. For example, we had about 3 c of mashed potatoes, so we used 6 T of flour and one egg.

Beat the egg(s) in a small bowl, then add to the potatoes.

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Add flour and stir to incorporate the eggs and flour into the potatoes.

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Using 2 to 3 tablespoons at a time, pat the potato mixture into pancakes. Dredge each pancake in flour.

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Heat 2 T of cooking oil to a griddle or frying pan. Place pancakes in hot pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until browned to taste. Flip each pancake and cook on the other side. Add oil if necessary to prevent sticking.

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Serve warm.

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