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My Crispy Mashed Potato Pancake Recipe
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My Crispy Mashed Potato Pancake
An easy, delicious way to enjoy leftover mashed potatoes for breakfast or dinner. See more
  • READY IN 15 mins

My Crispy Mashed Potato Pancake

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"Using leftover mashed potatoes and just a few basic ingredients, you can fry up this delightful and inexpensive dish in a snap."

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Original recipe makes 3 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Combine potatoes, eggs, flour, and garlic powder in a bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; fry potato mixture in skillet, pressing with a spatula to flatten evenly. Cover and cook until bottom is crispy, about 10 minutes; invert onto serving platter.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • I used chives, but you can use your favorite fresh herb.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 07, 2012

I agree with another reviewer who said they were not pretty but they tasted great. Once you mix the ingredients, the batter was similar to a really thick pancake batter. Like pancakes, make sure to leave room in the pan for spreading. That may help with their appearance. I threw in the left over french style green beans (chopped up) and they tasted pretty good. Could use a little cheddar or Parmesan cheese for sharpness.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 30, 2013

If you like bland food then you'll like this. The first time I made it I didn't like it at all. The next time I added more garlic, some paprika, a little salt and pepper, onion powder and a little finely chopped jalapeno pepper. It was much better.

Jun 26, 2012

Our family has been making these for at least four generations. Great topped with a knob of butter.

Jul 15, 2012

These are awesome! I had exactly 2 cups of leftover potatoes and had a craving for potatoes. What a great evening snack :) I cooked them up in butter and I used garlic salt that had a little parsely in it. I added a little salt after cooking...even though you really don't need it if u use garlic salt and not the powder.

Dec 28, 2013

Good base recipe...I double the flour, add pepper, shredded cheese and botb garlic and onion powder, then I roll balls in some flour, then flatten and fry in butter & oil...they don't spread this way and are more crispy :-)

Apr 03, 2013

DELICIOUS!!! I am so glad I found a easier alternative to potatoes pancakes, just one big pancake. I cut it in quarters afterwards, topped with sour cream and chopped green onions. Such a good breakfast. I won't be afraid now when I have mashed potatoes left overs when we have guests, I even need leftovers :-) I want to make things clear for those who said it was bland: If your mashed potatoes were bland, then this will come out bland too. The mashed potatoes should have the right amount of salt and be tasty, then you'll get a great pancake. I don't know how other people make mashed potatoes, maybe they just mash them and that's all. I always add salt, butter, milk, and sometimes a little sour cream and a dash of garlic powder. They are not bland. So my pancake wasn't bland either. Thank you for this recipe!

Jan 19, 2013

Excellent - but I found one egg to be sufficient. I also made them into individual patties.

Dec 30, 2012

Made this recipe tonight, adding a little Mexican 4-cheese to mixture and topping with sour cream and a sprinkling of cheese--Yum! and easy too. Just a comment to some reviewers regarding appearance: This recipe is for only one big pancake which does not require flipping while cooking. When inverted onto the serving plate, the nicely browned side makes an appetizing appearance. Cut into wedges for serving.


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  • Calories
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.9 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 127 mg
  • 42%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 7.2 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 470 mg
  • 19%

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

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