Recipe by Ellen Szaller
"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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sifted all-purpose flour
potatoes - peeled, boiled and mashed
light corn syrup
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!)
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.
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!
My family absoultely hated these potato cakes, they didn't look bad but they just tasted awful!!!
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!
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!
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.
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ellen Szaller's Mashed Potato Pancakes
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 70
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