Do you have extra mashed potatoes you do not know what to do with, but you do not want to throw them away? I created a recipe that uses per cup portions so that it is easier for you to use whatever amount of leftovers you have. I recently made a batch using 7 cups of mashed potatoes and the kids really enjoyed them. They put ketchup on them or sour cream. Some of my kids ate them plain. You could make them with eggs or like I did, just make them the whole breakfast like you would with pancakes.
- 1 cup mashed potatoes
- 2 tablespoons milk per cup of mashed potatoes
- 1 egg per cup of mashed potatoes
- 1/4 cup flour per cup of mashed potatoes
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Butter to fry them in
Mix together the mashed potatoes, milk, flour, and salt. If the leftover mashed potato are a little dry you may need to add a little more milk. Heat the frying pan. Melt 2 teaspoons of butter in the pan, then drop large spoonfuls into the heated pan. Flip the cakes once they are lightly browned. Brown them on the other side and remove from the pan.
Keep adding a little butter to the pan or vegetable oil as the pan dries out, when you remove a batch from the pan. Serve them warm. Using what we have instead of running to the grocery store saves money.