Instant Potato Pancakes Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Instant Potato Pancakes Recipe
1 Photo
How to Make Instant Potato Pancakes
See a time-saving tip for making potato pancakes from instant mashed potatoes. See more
  • READY IN 30 mins

Instant Potato Pancakes

Recipe by  

"These crispy, crusty, delicious potato pancakes are nothing more than cold instant mashed potatoes shaped into patties and browned in butter. A sprinkle of chives adds color and flavor."

Back
Next
+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
ADVERTISEMENT

Directions

  1. Whisk together water, egg and salt in a large bowl until salt has dissolved. Stir in dry potato flakes until incorporated. Stir in 1 tablespoon of chopped chives; season with black pepper and cayenne pepper.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Swirl the pan to combine.
  3. Divide potato mixture into four equal portions and shape into pancakes. Place the pancakes in the pan and reduce heat to medium. Cook until a well-browned crust has formed onto the bottom of the pancakes, about 10 minutes. Flip each pancake and flatten slightly. Cook until other sides are browned, 7 to 8 more minutes.
  4. Transfer to plate; top each pancake with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle each with 3/4 teaspoon chives.
Kitchen-Friendly View
  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 30 mins
ADVERTISEMENT

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 10, 2012

These are fine for what they are.... Instant Potatoes. I would suggest making 8 small pancakes instead of 4 medium sized one. The crispy edges are what make them good - small ones would leave you with more crispiness.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 08, 2012

I wish someone else had tried these to see what changes had to be made. The ratio of water to flakes is too great. These were runny. The pan doesn't need to be so hot, my butter/oil mix burned. I would omit the salt and add some grated cheese to help bind it and for flavor. Also I added some minced, leftover potatos for texture. Would not recommend this as written.

 
Apr 29, 2012

Delicious. I was trying to duplicate the recipe we had at a German Restaurant. This is pretty close. The ratio of water to potatoes is off though. Add more potatoes until it's a thick consistency. I added shredded cheddar cheese on top at the end and melted it in addition to adding sour cream. Yum! Kids loved it!

 
Apr 17, 2013

Simple recipe for potato cakes. You have to let the water absorb into the potatoes first. Divide the mixture up, roll into small balls, then shape the pancakes with your hands.

 
Aug 29, 2012

thanks, my children them love.I add crushed garlic and sliced bacon . best recipe!

 
Jul 06, 2012

I just made these for breakfast with asparagus. Was delicious. I just added more potato flakes to already mixed portion. Not a big deal. Different brands make thicker potatoes. I used the little babies off my scallions for the chives - same difference. Will make this a whole lot more. It was very easy and quite effortless. Thanks John!

 
Dec 09, 2012

I used 1 cup of left over mashed potatoes in place of the water and flakes and the recipe worked great

 
Mar 25, 2012

very good and easy

 

Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:
ADVERTISEMENT

Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 135 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 10.5 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 345 mg
  • 14%

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

See More

About the Cook

 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Fresh Summer Meals
Fresh Summer Meals

Enjoy the bright days of summer with easy recipes.

Do Healthy Your Way
Do Healthy Your Way

Low-fat, low-carb, paleo, vegan. Get recipes for your lifestyle.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

Related Videos

How to Make Instant Potato Pancakes

See a time-saving tip for making potato pancakes from instant mashed potatoes.

German Potato Pancakes

See how to make real German-style potato pancakes.

Chef John's Classic Potato Pancakes

See a great technique for making perfect potato pancakes.

Recently Viewed Recipes

 
ADVERTISEMENT
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States