Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

leftover mashed potato pancakes

Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes


1 c. Mashed potatoes
2 eggs


Heat up a skillet on medium heat
Mixed mashed potatoes and eggs
If the batter is looking really runny add a little flour to get to desired thickness
Add a little butter or oil to the skillet
Spoon ~1/8 c. of batter into the skillet (if they are too big they are impossible to flip)
Cook until they get nice and brown on the bottom flip and cook until done
Serve with ketchup, maple syrup or jam

Whenever I make mashed potatoes I usually try to make a little more than I need just so that I can have enough left overs to make these pancakes the next morning. Adding flour or something to thicken up the batter can be a necessary evil because it’s impossible to say how dry or wet the mashed potatoes are. I made two batches of pancakes from two different sets of mashed potatoes. The first set were perfect, cup of mash and two eggs, no flour needed. The second set used some overly wet mashed potatoes. I decided to try thickening it up with corn meal. Lesson learned, they didn’t taste like corn bread they tasted like crap.

8 Responses

  1. What a great idea and the perfect size. I love the use of the leftover mashed. Thank you for this.

  2. I wonder if you try corn flour instead of corn meal if the result would be any different? Could be that the corn meal was too gritty, but corn flour is a finer grind so might work better. Just a thought, but maybe worth trying since it sounds like a good combination.

  3. I’ve started reading this blog and it’s provided not only a bunch of recipes I’d like to try, but a welcome respite form all of the political blogs I’ve been reading. Thanks.

  4. Oh man, all you need is a dollop of creme fraiche, and caviar (or salmon roe) on top of those babies for a fun, decadent treat.

  5. OH! i would never have thought of doing tht. and even if i had, i wouldn’t have thought they’d look like that! :) so beautiful. they remind me of potato farls..which would go so well toasted with a fried egg over it..wonderful!

  6. I do the same thing! I always make extra mashed potatoes so I can make these pancakes the next day. They are so good! I also make extra mashed potatoes so I can freeze some and always have them on hand. It is possible I have a problem ;)

  7. I remember eating those back in the day. I also remember that I didn’t like it with jelly and either ate them plain or with ketchup. I don’t think I ever tried it with maple syrup. I may have to fry some up as an alternative to the usual pancake or waffle breakfast I like to cook the kids on the weekend.

  8. i’m totally a pancake maniac and these would have never crossed my mind! thanks for the inspiration!