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My mother used to make these, and this recipe is very like hers (she never added cheese, though--don't know why, because adding cheese sounds yummy). These are great slathered with butter. Thanks for submitting it.

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Molly Schneider May 29, 2001

I was disappointed with the results, unfortunately. Although the taste was good (how could it be not with our own recipe of mashed potatoes) the consistency was off. In the first batch fried, the outside skin was crisp but there wasn't enough structure to hold them together so they fell apart with the inside just uh.. mashed potatoes w/onion. The next batch, I incorporated more flour and a bit of baking powder and they turned out much better. The smaller they are made, the better! Use a tablespoon to plop the batter into the pan and you'll be much better off!

BUT... what a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes!

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Dogshrink November 25, 2011

Awesome and easy. I used left over garlic mashed potatoes, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, approx 1 tbsp grated romano cheese and about a tsp of fresh chopped tarragon. Cooked in skillet with olive oil. Serving with italian sausage cooked in same skillet (after finishing cooking potato pancakes). Yum!

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ethel0001 August 28, 2011

I do a similar thing with our left-over mashed potatoes except that I throw in either a can of tuna or a cup of sweet corn kernels. They are delicious eaten cold as well.

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xmakara October 10, 2009

Great tasting potato pancakes. Easy recipe. Followed recipe, except used 2 eggs. I added 1 cup of grated zucchini and didn't add the other opitional ingredients. Batter is thick and used a 1/4 cup for each potato pancake. Made 9 potato pancakes. A keeper. Thank You!

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MomLuvs6 August 14, 2011

I usually add lightly browned bread crumbs instead of the flour,it gives it a totally different flavour and texture...Vic

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vl8 January 03, 2010

Oh yummy! These were just like the ones I had growing up. The turned out crispy on the outside & soft on the inside- just perfect. I used about 4 c mashed taters, 3 eggs & 1/2 c flour with a few dashes of garlic & onion powder and some cheese. Simple comfort food at it's best.

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Faeanne January 04, 2009

Great way to use left over mashed potatoes. I used both eggs but after looking at a few other recipes -- including my Grandma's, I noticed most stated to seperate the eggs. So I did that. Mix ingrediets with the yolks, then when you are ready to cook, whip room temperature egg whites to a peak and fold into the batter. This makes the pancakes light and fluffy. Otherwise great recipe!

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kittycatmom September 08, 2008

Wonderful potato recipe. Quick and easy. Thanks for posting.

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gwynn November 18, 2014

Add chopped hardwood-smoked bacon.

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ByteMarx L. April 03, 2014
Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes