Mashed Brown Potatoes
Got some leftover mashed potatoes? Need something different to do with them? Have them in the morning with your bacon and eggs or even as a side dish. Even though the directions seem long, these are quick and easy to prepare. Sometimes I fry up a chopped onion to go with it. I'm showing the recipe to make just one patty. You can easily change the amount you make to suit your needs. I don't normally measure anything, but gave measurements for the purpose of this recipe.
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- 3⁄4 cup mashed potatoes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon flour
- 1⁄8 teaspoon parsley (or herb of your choice)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper, to taste
- flour, for coating
- 2 teaspoons olive oil or 2 teaspoons butter, for frying
- Heat up a small fry pan (I use cast iron) over medium heat.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix well the potatoes, 1/2 teaspoons of flour, herbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper together with a fork.
- Gather up the potato mixture with your hands and form into a patty and flatten slighty.
- Holding the patty in the palm of your hand, sprinkle a bit of flour on the patty. (I use a shaker can) Gently pat the flour onto the patty, flip over and do the same with the other side.
- Add olive oil or butter (I sometimes use a bit of both) to the heated pan. When the oil is hot, gently place the patty into the pan. IMPORTANT: DO NOT MOVE THE PATTY AROUND. Let cook about 3-5 minutes.
- Using a spatula and a fork, gently flip the patty over to cook on the other side. The potato should be nicely browned. Again, DO NOT move it around in the pan. Cook for another 3-5 minutes until browned and heated through.
- Transfer to plate and cover with fried onions, if using.
- For Vegan omit butter.
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This was one of my favorite dishes that my mother made. She basically did the same as stated in the recipe. She added an egg to the mixture and lots of parsley and garlic. Just thinking about them makes me hungry. I was going to add that this is a great use of leftover potatoes, but this is much better than mashed potatoes and I'd make the potatoes just to make this dish!