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Video: How to Make Instant Potato Pancakes

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

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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. See more Chef John videos >>

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Jan. 29, 2014 5:54 pm
In my family, we called these "Potato Cakes" while the mix grated raw potatoes/raw onions made "Potato Pancakes" (like latkes).
Jun. 28, 2013 6:27 am
Is anyone else sick of that Bounty commercial with the spilled chicken soup?
Feb. 10, 2013 3:56 am
This sounds like a great idea for camping! The thought of using "instant" anything kinda weirds me out. But when your away from the kitchen...yup, that works. I just love this guys videos.
Sep. 23, 2012 8:49 am
Where are the stars on the remarks??????????? What happened to the "save to my recipe box"? German pancakes ,,,,,,YEH M
Jul. 18, 2012 3:02 pm
Could you use frozen potatoes? Just wondering.
Jun. 26, 2012 9:38 pm
Just what I was looking for a quick and simple recipe. Thank you.
Mar. 22, 2012 2:00 pm
Awesome, simple, and fast!!!! Thank you:)
Mar. 22, 2012 9:56 am
Wrong! On all counts, if I even had a box of instant mashed potatoes in my pantry in the trash it would go without question.
Jan. 23, 2012 9:11 pm
@plamuk aka travelling chef You are an embarrassment.. Is that how you got your success? By putting people down? Nuf sed
Jan. 23, 2012 6:30 pm
Oh my Gosh Tabea sounds so good. Never thought about dipping them in seasoned flour first. Anything fried in bacon grease comes out tasting good. now this is how they use to cook, mmm mmm mmm so so good. Thank you :)
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