Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 20 mins



  1. Heat a heavy, thick frying pan until a droplet of water evaporates immediately if you flick it inches (DO NOT put any oil or fat of any sort in the pan, the potatoes WILL stick if you do).
  2. Tip in your mashed potatoes and spread out to cover the pan base.
  3. Cook on a medium heat and turn and shake occasionally.
  4. Turn over in parts (it isn't like an omelette, don't worry if it breaks).
  5. Keep frying until you have a solid crispy shell around it and a nice creamy center.
  6. Enjoy with a spicy tomato sauce or ketchup and mayonnaise.
Most Helpful

My mon made a similar receipe, she called them potato pancakes. Just add onions an egg and shape them like small pancakes very good!

Nomore202 November 08, 2001

Baby this was so good. And what a good idea for those left over mashed potatoes! I hate to throw them out, but they just ain't good the next day!

Buttah Jones October 23, 2001

yummy!!! i used no-cheese mashed potatoes, and after one side was done, i flipped them over and put cheddar and swiss cheese on top ... mmmmmmmm

najwa December 07, 2001