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Monday, August 5, 2013

Potato Pancakes!

     While school was keeping me busy, I was trying to think of things to prepare that were quick, simple, and easy. There are a TON of ideas that came rushing to my head, this is one of them, because it uses leftovers – something that is already prepared! My mom had specially requested these, so I finally decided to make them for the website (these are yours, Mom.) They are simple, require little effort, and just need a little love!

     This uses leftover mashed potatoes; it is important to note that the potatoes MUST be chilled. Warm or room temperature potatoes seem to fall apart much easier than if they have been chilled overnight. If you plan to make mashed potatoes specifically for this recipe, keep in mind they need to chill at least 5 hours or overnight.

Potato Pancakes
Yields: 24 ½” pancakes

¼ c. all-purpose flour
1 egg
½ c. onion, minced
4 c. mashed potatoes, chilled
Vegetable oil
 

     In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients well.
 
In a large skillet over medium heat, heat some oil. Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, add the potato mixture to the pan, flattening as best as possible.
 Cook until brown on one side, about 3 minutes. Flip the potato pancake over and then flatten with the back of a spatula. Cook an additional 3 minutes, or until browned to your liking.
 
 
It's that easy! Enjoy these with eggs and bacon for breakfast or in place of mashed potatoes with
dinner! SO simple and delicious!
 
Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving    
  • Calories: 132.2
  • Total Fat: 4.3 g    
  • Cholesterol: 33.0 mg
  • Sodium: 11.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g

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