Friday, November 28, 2008

Mashed Potato Pancakes

Ever wondered what to do with all of your left-over mashed potatoes? As you may know, reheating mashed potatoes changes their texture and consistency. I'm not a big fan of mashed potatoes as left-overs because of this, but here is one alternative to using those mashed potatoes. This recipe is especially good if you have a large quantity of mashed potatoes, from perhaps, Thanksgiving?!


2 cups mashed potatoes
1 large egg, beaten lightly
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons grated onion
2 tablespoons chives
Salt and pepper, to taste
Vegetable oil, for frying


1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

2. In a bowl, combine the potatoes and the egg. Mix well. Stir in the flour thoroughly, and then add onion, chives, salt and pepper. Mix well.

3. In a large heavy skillet, heat 1/8-inch of vegetable oil over moderately high heat until it is hot, but not smoking. Fry heaping tablespoons of the potato mixture, flattening them slightly with the back of the spoon, for 1 minute on each side, or until they are golden brown.

4. Transfer pancakes as they are cooked to paper towels to drain. Place them in preheated oven to keep warm.

5. Serve as an accompaniment to meat, poultry, or eggs.

Recipe from; Gourmet Magazine
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