Potato Pancakes

"My mother used to used left over mashed potatoes to make these potato pancakes the next night for supper. She fried hers and they were quite delicious. However, baking is less messy."
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  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In large skillet, melt the butter, then add the onion and cook over moderate heat for 3 minutes, stirring.
  • Remove from heat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk three of the eggs till well blended, then add the cooked onions, potatoes, flour, salt, pepper, Tabasco and stir until mixture is firm.
  • Form the mixture into 16 round pancakes and place on a large greased baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the remaining egg with the water, brush the top of each pancake with the egg wash, and bake the pancakes till golden brown, 20-25 minutes.

Questions & Replies

  1. How much S&P. Thank you


  1. I had leftover mashed potatoes after my Thanksgiving dinner and was looking for something different to do with them other than just fry them up; this was the perfect solution for the day-after-Thanksgiving dinner. These were wonderful! They were so easy to prepare, and I like that they are baked rather than fried. I used my potato masher to combine all the ingredients, as I wanted to make sure no lumps of cold mashed potatoes remained. Unfortunately, I had to omit the onions (or else my son wouldn't have eaten them), but I sauted two large cloves of garlic as a substitute. I will definitely make these again!
  2. What a surprise! Incredibly delicious! I decreased the ingredients by 1/3 and added some minced garlic to the last minute of onion cooking time. These were so good, I ate some for breakfast (I'm kind of weird) and they were even great cold. Terrific recipe!
  3. a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes! i added a little basil, garlic, and onion salt. BF says they're the best potato pancakes he's ever had *s*
  4. These are SO GOOD! This recipe is nothing short of spectacular. Its mind-blowing sometimes to see what creations leftovers can make! Delicious!
  5. AWESOME - even better cold. Did not do the egg wash as batter seemed a bit runny - could not shape into rounds but rather just spooned right onto the pan. Next time will add more flour I guess to make more firm. Did not flip and bottoms nice brown but top surface did not brown probably from omitting the egg wash! Held together great when removed from pan. Great breakfast munchie so would be great lunch appetizer. Definitely Definitely a make again.


  1. Mmmmmm....I love this recipe. I am constantly trying to watch what I eat, so I lighten up my recipe by making my mashed potatoes with beef broth instead of butter and milk, I saute my onions with cooking spray and I use egg whites only. The end result is still fabulous. I wanted to mention that every one's mashed potatoes are a different consistency, so perhaps the people who had a more runny batter should use less egg or maybe increase the flour a bit. I serve these with a bit of sour cream or applesauce and my family fights over the last pancake. Thank you for sharing!!!
  2. Ummm, I questioned the three "large" onions (the big ones from my garden weigh about 1.5 pounds) so I went with 3 smaller onions (a little over 2 cups chopped). My toddler loves fried onions but I have to fry them longer then 3 minutes... so I switched the butter to canola oil. My Tabasco original hasn't been opened so I used a a generous amount of chipolte Tabasco instead. Terrific. My pancake batter also turned out soupy (I'm thinking because my mashed potatoes were also a little on the wet side) so I cooked them in muffin tins, the recipe filled 24 tins a 1/2 inch up. They smelled phenominal while in the oven, brought my husband down from "sleeping in" and had him actually set the table for breakfast.... for this fact alone I feel as if 5 stars is the correct rating. The teflon muffin tins helped with 2 previously mentioned problems. The sides and bottom browned nicely (top a little, if I had used the broiler at the end I could have gotten it:)all browned) And they didn't stick, not even a little bit. We are condiment junkies, the normal apple sauce and sour cream were unavaiable... so we tried ketchup, Frank's hot sauce, other "hotter" hot sauce, ranch dressing, and sea salt, in variing combinations. I really enjoyed mine best with sea salt and Frank's. Junior perfered ketchup or ranch. And Hubby had a weird mixture of hot sauces and ketchup. All in all terrific... my 15 month old got some vegi's, my hubby ate low fat and liked it:), and I used up my left over potatoes!!! Life doesn't get any better.


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