Try this quick and easy potato pancake recipe. It’s a delicious way to use all those leftover potatoes! Our kids love them and the older ones often make this recipe themselves for a quick snack!
This easy potato pancake recipe makes a tasty side dish that works well in place of potatoes, rice or bread with chicken, beef or pork. This recipe is an easy option to use any leftover mashed potatoes you had from an earlier meal or a holiday buffet. We often make these potato pancakes with our leftover mashed potatoes after Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Potato pancakes are a great side dish, but you can also serve them for breakfast or as a tasty snack. Serve them with an egg and a side of bacon or sausage for an easy breakfast that’s fancier than cereal! They are so easy to make, our older kids make the potato pancakes for themselves.
These potato pancakes are delicious served with just salt, but you can also serve them with butter, sour cream, cheese green onions and more. You can also cook a little cheese or onion flecks into the potato pancakes if you like. If you’d like to make them look fancier, you can top with more cheese or sour cream and your choice of green onions, parsley or cilantro.
If you like you can top these potato pancake with mayonnaise or dip them in ketchup, ranch dressing, honey mustard dressing, fry sauce or anything else you might eat with French fries, hash browns or other potatoes. Arby’s Horsey sauce would also go well with them!Print
Easy Potato Pancake Recipe
2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
2 Tbsp. flour
butter or margarine
- Mix the first 3 ingredients.
- Make into patties.
- Fry in butter until golden brown on each side.
- Serve warm with butter or margarine.
- You don’t have to use the egg the make this easy potato pancake recipe if you prefer not to. The egg helps the potato pancakes to hold together better, but the recipe will also work if you add flour to the mashed potatoes and fry them.
- For a richer flavor, you can use bacon grease instead of butter.
- These potato pancakes are delicious served with applesauce.
This easy potato pancake recipe is from Volume 1 of our cookbook:
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I just love potato pancakes. This is the time of year when Church bazaars have people waiting in very long lines to get them. This recipe is wonderful. YUMMY.
My grandmother always had potato pancakes when I was growing up and oh were they ever good!
I just had to share this with you and Tawra. I was a yard sale the other day and this woman had a whole box of dolls and I heard her make the comment “since they are not selling them ,trash them ” then something hit me like a ton of bricks and I am like how sad to throw all those dolls away when some child would enjoy playing with them. so I asked her how much she wanted and she said you can just have the whole box for $1.00 so I took them and now my sister and I are working on cleaning them up,finding some infant clothes that will fit them and giving them to the salvation army to use at christmas time. Our part of the state has a 22% unemoployment rate and I just feel like this is our way of helping out. We plan to go to the dollar store and get the play baby bottles and pasificers for each doll. My sister found a peach color “new born” outfit with shoes at a yard sale for .50 cents and I have already found several things for little or nothing for the dolls. sorry this is so long but I just wanted to share with you all what may be nothing for someone can turn out to be something nice for someone else.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. We all have ways to give without money. thank you for thinking of others less fortunate in this selfish world we seem to live in. You will be blessed!
My mom used to make potato pancakes all the time and whenever I tried to make them, they always fell apart. Now I know why. No binder. I never saw her add the flour but there must have been something else in them. Anyway, I can’t eat potatoes anymore (too much potassium) but this is one vegetable that I really miss. I loved homemade french fries and potato pancakes. Well, have to keep healthy so will abide by the doctor’s orders. Everyone else, enjoy an extra one for me.
Susan, what a great idea. We do the Salvation Army Christmas Angels here at my office and find this is a blessing every year. I know the kids who get your dolls will be delighted. And you will save the S.A. dollars they can use for something else. God Bless You.
Now I feel really guilty Maggie. I fixed potato pancakes last night but only had enough for one and I happen to fry it in a little bacon grease. It was so good but next time I will make enough for two and eat one for you. Oh the sacrifices I must make for our readers. : ) : )
I’m getting hungry for potato pancakes. I think I will make them tonight for supper. YUMMY.
I made the potato pancakes last night and added onions and fryed in bacon grease. Very good.
I have an old avon bracelet that was very beautiful untill a few months back. I Think it is stainless steel but I am not sure. I know it is not silver by any means. Does anyone know how to clean this bracelet? I tried silver cleaner and the silver cleaning clothes. This did not work. This bracelet is not worth much financially but has a lot of centimental value.
We have some fancy horse bits that are stainless, and they had gotten real dull. I was given a tool that plumbers use to clean stainless steel. It looks like a strip of metal screening, but it worked and has not scratched the stainless. Maybe that would work? I have also used my Dremel tool with the steel brush attachment, and plain white toothpaste with some success. Good luck!
Adding onions, salt and a little pepper to potato pancakes sounds so good too. Sometimes, if I don’t have enough leftover mashed potatoes, I peel and shred fresh potatoes into the mashed mixture to stretch it a little. Love your website, Tawra, and use many of your recipes!
I had a friend who does something similar with the left over rice from Chinese Restaurants, there is usually a huge box and the rice is very dry, I know she adds eggs, shredded cheese, onions, but I am not sure if that is all. I’ve lost touch with her but if anyone can think of a way to make them stick together better please let me know.
I love the golden color the egg adds to the potatoes. I added some onion and garlic powder to them as well. Yum!
some times I use mashed cauliflower when I don’t have enough mashed potatoes.
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These are fantastic! I put some green onion in mind my mother use to do that.
My mum made these for year without the egg but she rolled hers out like a pie crust .They were soo good. I’m working on perfecting the recipe but I find they break up a lot.
I don’t use egg in mine either Linda. I just add 1-2 Tbsp. of flour for each cup of mashed potatoes and stir them up and fry them. They do crumble slightly but sometimes when I add another Tablespoon of flour that helps some. Also I pat them in my hand into a thick large patty and don’t roll them or make them too thin. That might help you some too. Alss that is why most people use an egg because the egg is a binder to keep it together but I don’t usually want to mess with an egg so leave it out.