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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

LEFTOVER MASHED POTATO PANCAKE RECIPE

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and I wish everyone a very Happy New Year!  Today I want to share a very simple recipe with you for using up leftover mashed potatoes, I remember my grandmother and my mom making these for breakfast they go great with eggs! But my husband likes them for dinner as well.  There is no exact science for this recipe, because you never know how much potatoes you have left over but here is the basics and just adjust from it.

1 bowl of leftover cold mashed potatoes (lets say about 2-3 cups)
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg well beaten (maybe 2 if you have more potatoes)
1-2 T of flour (again maybe more but be careful if you add to much flour you will have something of a fried potato biscuit !! instead of a creamy fluffy potato cake)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and shape into a patty with your hands don't worry if the mixture is a little loose but you don't want it falling all apart ( this is when you should add a little more flour)

Now fry in butter or bacon fat nice and slow till browned on both sides don't try to flip to soon or they will fall apart. Well I have a great picture to show you, but i can't seem to upload it right now.  so I will try to add it later.
Enjoy!
Allison