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Potato Pancakes II Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Potato Pancakes II

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"Crispy, golden and cheesy! Good use of leftover mashed potatoes. This recipe is very versatile: you can add minced garlic, chives, or 1/4 cup of any shredded raw vegetable, or substitute the cheese with a tablespoon of sugar and serve with maple syrup."

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Original recipe makes 10 pancakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together potatoes, beaten egg, salt, and cheese. Melt butter on a large griddle at medium heat. Drop potato mixture onto griddle 1/4 cup at a time. Flatten with a spatula to 1/2 inch thick. Fry approximately 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 09, 2003

My Mom has been making these since I can remember, but without the cheddar cheese. The cheese makes them much better. I serve them as a side - as you would hash browns - with bacon & eggs. Frying them in the bacon pan doesn't hurt either. The only reason I didn't give this recipe 5 stars is that it's not quite as good as potato latkes. But, it is good and is a great use of leftover mashed potatoes. If you're making these for the first time, I recommend green onions or chives. Also, be sure to make the pancakes more like the size of sausage patties. If you make them too big, they'll fall apart when you turn them. Thanks for sharing this Deanne.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 10, 2007

These were ok, but I thought they were bland. I also had a hard time turning them. The second batch I made I added 3 tbs. of flour, 1 tbs. chopped onion, and 1 tsp. garlic powder. Then I served them with sour cream and they were very good.

May 26, 2006

These potatoe pancakes were awesome. I did add 1/3 cup flour to pancakes together. I also added a splash of milk to get the right consistency and bacon bits. Served with sour cream. So delicious...Will definately make them again...Thanks...

May 30, 2007

I made these tonight and they were a big hit! I did some alterations, however, I did use the cheese, but I also added 3 tblsp. flour and some fresh snipped chives. I also added a teaspoon of garlic powder and a teaspoon of hot sauce and salt and pepper. My family loved them. I will be making this one again! A great way to use leftover mashed potatoes!

Apr 22, 2006

This is it! I've tried (and failed) many potato pancake recipes and this one is great! I just added a little Bisquick to the mix (approx 1/4 c.), and a sprinkle of garlic salt, and added margarine to pan in between batches, and they came out perfect and delicious!!! Thanks for submitting this recipe! I will never have to throw out leftover mashed potatoes again!

Jul 23, 2003

These are sooooo good! I like to add some seasonings, including a little cayenne and green onion. Parm cheese works well too. Thanks!

Oct 09, 2003

These were good as starters. Next time I will make sure to add extras like more cheese, bacon and onions. This was my first time making potato pancakes. They good several tries for me to become efficient at them. Several ended up in big messes. They are nore difficult to make than pancakes. Be careful not to spread them too thin or you won't be able to flip them.

Oct 09, 2003

These were pretty good for potatoe pancakes made with mashed potatoes. I guess I'm just spoiled. I'm used to my grandmothers potatoe pancakes that are made by shredding fresh potatoes, a ton of work but the difference in taste is all the difference


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  • Calories
  • 254 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 14.5 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 7.2 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 1350 mg
  • 54%

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

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