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Ellen Szaller's Mashed Potato Pancakes Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Ellen Szaller's Mashed Potato Pancakes

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"Your search for hard-to-find good potato pancakes is now over. These are good old homemade ones that are slightly sweet, and very very moist."

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Original recipe makes 12 pancakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    40 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir in mashed potatoes and onion until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and milk, and stir lightly into potato mixture.
  2. Stir in corn syrup and nutmeg, mixing well. Heat a large griddle to medium-high heat. Coat with shortening and spoon potato mixture onto griddle in 12 equal portions. Fry until brown on both sides. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 10, 2008

I had leftover garlic mashed, so I used those, and left out the corn syrup. These were EXCELLENT with a little ketchup. My three year old ate 3 by himself! (can't beat fried mashed potatoes!)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 28, 2003

We used left-over mashed potatoes from Christmas dinner for this recipe. They had a very pasty consistency and a sweet taste that didn't seem right, so next time, we will omit the flour, 1 egg, and the corn syrup.


37 Ratings

Jan 22, 2003

I made these for my family last night and was delighted with the results -- within seconds they were completely gone! I have yet to find a snack which required such little prep time, and which yielded such amazing responses from my family! Thank you Ellen for making dinner fun again!

Feb 17, 2003

My family absoultely hated these potato cakes, they didn't look bad but they just tasted awful!!!

Dec 18, 2005

OUTstanding...if you had problems with the recipe it might be because you were recycling mashed potatoes that had lost some water. Also, I used more oil in the cooking process...about one inch deep at 350 degrees. Other than that, I followed the recipe to the letter....LOVE IT!

Jul 14, 2003

This was a big disappointment. The pancakes were extremely doughy and heavy, and didn't have much appeal with the family. But at least we used up the leftover mashed potatoes!

May 17, 2008

Being of German decent, I always look for "Potato" Pancakes. Ellen's caught my eye; glad it did. Great recipes, however, I made a slight change to it. Instead of using 1 cup milk, I increased it to 1-1/2 cup to make the mixture thinner. At first, I feared one onion would be too much but after the pancakes were fried, we tasted only a hint of onion - just enough to add some zest to the recipe. Thanks, Ellen, for sharing this recipe with AllRecipe readers. God bless you.

Jul 22, 2005

Loved these, thought they were a great use for some leftover mashed potatoes I had in the fridge. I used my garlic mashed potatoes and served them with honey butter.


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  • Calories
  • 369 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 66 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 9.4 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 837 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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