Super Quick & Easy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

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If you have some leftover mashed potatoes then I have you covered with this quick and easy potato pancake recipe. They come together extremely quickly, are crispy on the outside, and soft and flavorsome on the inside.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Serves: 8 - 10 pancakes

Leftover ⁣Potato Pancake Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 tsp minced garlic 
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of flour (you may need more)
  • 1 - 2 tbsp milk of choice (you may not need all of this)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Leftover mashed potato pancakes and veggies in a toddler plate

How to Make Potato Pancakes Using Leftover Mashed Potatoes:

  1. In a bowl, combine the leftover mashed potatoes, minced garlic, black pepper, salt, scallions (if using), flour, and milk.
  2. If the mixture is a little bit too wet, add some more flour — if it is too dry, a splash of milk.
  3. Using a tablespoon, scoop out about 2 tbsps of the mixture, roll into a ball, and then flatten into a pancake shape.
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan over low - medium heat and cook until golden and crispy on both sides.

Serve and enjoy!

Looking for more great bites for your littles? Try these simple cauliflower fritters!

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