Mashed Potato Pancakes

Got leftovers from thanksgiving? How about turning those mashed potato in to mashed potato pancakes!


  • 3 cups chilled leftover mashed potatoes

  • 2/3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  • 2 Tablespoons chopped scallions, green and white parts

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 3 Tablespoons plus 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • vegetable oil, for pan frying

  • sour cream

  • gravy (or applesauce or light sour cream), optional


  • Preheat the skillet and oil over medium heat.

  • Mix the mashed potatoes, egg, flour, garlic, and chives together in a bowl.

  • Pour 1/4 cup of the mashed potato mixture into the pan and allow to cook until brown. Flip the pancakes and brown the remaining side.

  • Heat up the gravy and drizzle on top of the pancakes.

  • sprinkle cheddar cheese and chopped scallions on top of pancakes.