Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 mins

I searched the internet for a recipe to use up some left over mashed potatoes. This is what I found and made. It's simple, easy, and a great way to use up left over mashed potatoes. This is one recipe that I always come to when I have leftover mashed potatoes. I once made these and I wasn't serving them right away, so I let them cool down then I froze them. A few weeks later I removed them from the freezer let them defrost and they were just as good. I have even added leftover chicken pieces and leftover meatloaf to this and it was yummy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat the egg.
  2. Mix the beaten egg with the mashed potatoes.
  3. Stir in the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the milk and mix well.
  5. The batter should be very thick.
  6. Melt the shortening or heat the oil in a skillet.
  7. Spoon batter into the skillet to form 3" to 3-1/2" inch wide pancakes, about 1/2" thick.
  8. Brown on one side, over medium heat. Turn and brown on the other side.
  9. Serve with ketchup.
  10. These are great cold and served the next day.
Most Helpful

Someone else had commented that the recipe called for "way too much" flour. It will vary depending on the consistency of the leftover mashed potatoes that you're using. Very good recipe!

Karen K. December 30, 2015

So glad to finally figure out what I was doing wrong! Made these with chopped onion (no green onion) and they turned out great! Hubby was very happy as he hadn't had "the" potato cakes like his grandma made for many years. He said these were perfect!!! :)

slvrsnoozi January 22, 2014

These are very good, and an easy way to use up those leftovers. I made mine to go with some eggs, for a "breakfast" dinner. Made for Spring 2009 PAC.

Outta Here April 14, 2009