Sunday, May 1, 2011

Potato Pancakes

I so love Potato pancakes.... I have a funny story about these... the first time I mentioned them to my husband he had never heard of them.  He was like potatoes and syrup.. that doesn't sound very good.. I was like no no no... not with syrup..ketchup or sour cream... yes but syrup no.  He still was thinking pancakes and ketchup or sour cream... I said why don't I just make them for you and then you will see.  So I did and he loved them and the rest is history....
I serve these with ketchup, but you can serve them with sour cream, or with applesauce or whatever you like.. maybe ranch???  Enjoy

Potato pancakes
2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 cup finely minced onion, ( can be white, red or green use what you have)
1/4 tsp each garlic & onion powder
3 T. flour (need a couple of additional tablespoons as well)
seasoned salt & pepper to taste
oil & butter for frying

In bowl mix cold mashed potatoes, egg, onion, garlic & onion powder, 3 T. of flour and seasonings, Mix well.  On plate sprinkle the additional 2 T. flour.  In large frying pan melt a couple of tablespoons of butter and a couple tablespoonfuls of oil.  Heat till hot.  Make patties one at a time using about 1/4 cup of potato mixture.  Dredge patties in flour and place into hot oil mixture.  Fry for about 3 minutes per side until each side is crispy and golden brown.  Turn patties over and fry until that side is crispy and golden.  When patties come out of the pan sprinkle with a little more seasoned salt & pepper.  Add additional butter & oil to pan and repeat process until all are done.  I usually turn the oven onto about 300 degrees and place the done ones on a baking pan to keep warm while I am frying the next batch.   Serve with either ketchup, or sour cream or toppings of your choice.  Enjoy


  1. Thanks for sharing - I love potato pancakes, but don't make them often. Thanks for the reminder...

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  2. Oh how I love potato pancakes. My mom used to make these all the time when I was a kid, but she added corn to them, and called them "potato corn cakes".
    I do have left-over mashed potatoes and corn....
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