Mashed Potato Pancakes

 Mashed Potato Pancakes

Here is another delicious recipe that uses one of my favorite vegetables - Potato. Was looking for a good recipe for mashed potato pancakes and ran over this recipe which I favored so I gave it a try. I used about 3 small potatoes and boiled them with their skin on, let them cool a little and then mashed them to get my good cup of mashed potatoes.

It is a perfect side dish that can save you in the days when you are in a rush. You can boil your potatoes with a day before, refrigerate them and make the pancakes only before serving. It takes few minutes and you got some delicious, crispy potato pancakes, and healthy too. You definitely must give them a try.


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  • Makes 2-3 servings (8-9 pancakes)
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes (about 3 small potatoes)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup green onions (about 2 spring onions )
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. In a large bowl, using a fork, stir together mashed potatoes, egg, flour, onions, salt and pepper.
  2. In a plate add about 2 tbsp of whole wheat flour. Fill an ice cream scoop with the mixture and form the pancakes with your hands and pass them in a little flour.
  3. Heat oil over medium high heat in a nonstick pan. Cook pancakes on each side for about 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Remove the pancakes to a plate lined with paper towel to remove excess oil.
  5. Serve warm with sour cream or your favorite dipping sauce or salad. 
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving (3 pancakes) - Calories:180, Fat:11.8g, Saturated Fat:2.2 g, Carbohydrates:15.7 g, Protein:4.1 g, Cholesterol:56 mg, Calories from Fat 106, Sodium 593mg, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 3%,Calcium 3%, Iron 5%, Nutrition Grade B-, Daily percent values are Based on a 2000 calorie diet
On April 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm, Kayle (The Cooking Actress) said...
Ahhh such wonderful and delicious potatoes. These potato pancakes sound PERFECT!
On April 20, 2013 at 07:38 am, Rachel (teacher-chef) said...
This looks absolutely amazing - love how little oil gets used! I can imagine making a modified "sandwich" using these as your "buns" and then you have a crab cake in the middle!?

That sounds very goood to me too:) Let me know if you give this a try:)

On April 22, 2013 at 07:45 pm, Debbie said...
I grew up eating these. Love them. All that was added was egg, flour, salt and pepper. Try cooking them in butter. The flavor is much, much better. Not as good for you but....

Yes, will definitely need to try making them in butter... lately I've read that butter may be even healthier than heated oils..:)

On April 25, 2013 at 01:07 pm, Rosa said...
Delicious! Perfect with some fresh tomato sauce. Cheers, Rosa
On May 05, 2013 at 09:20 am, John said...
My mom always made "potato cakes" with leftover mashed potatoes. It always was and still is one of my favorites. Use your imagination when adding ingredients, such as chives, a little horseradish, etc. I couldn't figure out why my cakes didn't stick together. I forgot to add the flour. Live and learn...
On May 07, 2013 at 02:29 pm, Gourmantine said...
Oh, these pancakes take me back to childhood of potato pancakes (serve with very rich bacon and cream sauce), such a lovely recipe!
On May 16, 2013 at 03:53 pm, Liz said...
I tried posting twice from my ipad, but don't know if they went through. These potato cakes look like something my family would love! Great tip about coating them with a bit of flour to coat..I will try that soon :)
On May 17, 2013 at 03:08 am, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
As a major potato fan, these potato pancakes are extra comforting dish for me! Love that you suggested sour cream, it has a refreshing taste to it. Delicious!!!
On March 28, 2016 at 02:01 am, Lolo said...
Look so delicious, Im gonna try this recipe right now !
On January 12, 2017 at 07:59 am, Farie said...
Ummmm appetizing. I fell in love with the dish

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