Ok, I'm trying to get all these Thanksgiving recipes posted and I think this is the last of them! This is a great idea for what to do with your leftovers! I had never had potato pancakes before, but saw Jessica over at How Sweet post a recipe that included them. So I mentioned them to Corey, and he said they were one of his favorite things ever! I thought they sounded kind of weird but kind of amazing at the same time so I decided to give them a shot with our leftovers. They were soooooo good. And soooo easy. Every time I make mashed potatoes from now on, I am doubling them so I can make these.
|sorry, not the prettiest picture. random dinner of potato pancakes, salmon, & carrots - ha!|
Mashed Cheddar Potato Pancakes
via How Sweet
yields 4 pancakes, enough for 2 servings
can serve with sour cream or applesauce, but we liked ours plain the best!
2 cups mashed potatoes
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Sprinkle flour on mashed potatoes, add cheese, and mix. Form into four patties that are about 1 inch thick.
Heat a skillet on medium high heat. Add your butter or olive oil until hot. Add patties and let brown on each side, about 3-4 minutes per side. They may take a little longer if you skillet isn't hot all the way - you want them browned and crispy.