Making potato pancakes from mashed potatoes is a favorite trick for using up leftovers. But in this video, you’ll get an easy recipe for crispy, crusty potato pancakes made from instant mashed potatoes. This kind of convenience cooking is great for camping and college dorm room meals. See how to make the basic potato mixture using water, salt, egg, and instant potatoes. Learn how to amp up the flavor with chives and seasonings. Get a great tip for forming the potato patties, and find out the secret to frying up the pancakes to golden brown deliciousness. Check out Chef John's recipe for Instant Potato Pancakes. With this easy recipe, you’ll be able to make potato pancakes in an instant, any time.