Leftover Mashed Potatoes? Pancakes!

Delicious and easy—potato pancakes. If you used garlic in your mashed potatoes, even better. Serve with ketchup, hot sauce or sour cream.

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  • 1.Place the mashed potatoes in a large bowl. Gently mix in the onion, flour, beaten eggs, salt and pepper.
  • 2.Form mixture into 6-8 balls, flatten them into pancakes and place them on a plate. Cover and refrigerate the until ready to use.
  • 3.In a large skillet, heat cooking oil over medium-high heat. Add 3 pancakes at a time to the hot oil, being careful not to crowd pan. Fry for about 3-5 minutes per side, until cakes are brown and crispy.
  • 4.Remove the finished pancakes to a plate or baking sheet lined with paper towels and keep warm in a 200°F degree oven. Repeat process with remaining potato mixture until all the pancakes are made.
  • 5.Sprinkle the pancakes with the chives and serve with sour cream, etc.


  • 2 cups chilled leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon organic freeze-dried chives
  • Cooking oil