Join 8,000+ other food lovers enjoying weekly recipes.

Mashed Potato Pancakes Recipe

Ever have leftover mashed potatoes that no one’s planning to eat? How about you give’em a spin and make some Potato Pancakes? Everyone loves crispy potatoes and these Potato Pancakes have mashed potatoes between two crispy and buttery sides. Add some sour cream and you’re in heaven!

Crispy Mashed Potato Pancakes are always a hit at our house. This is definitely the best leftover mashed potato recipe you'll have!

You can always boil potatoes just for the potato pancakes, but why strain yourself? Just make a little bit extra the next time you’re making mashed potatoes and kill two birds with one stone. You will never have better leftovers than these!

 Everyone loves crispy potatoes and these potato pancakes have mashed potatoes between two crispy and buttery sides. Add some sour cream and you’re in heaven!

Feeling adventurous? Try topping the mashed potato pancakes with this BEEF TONGUE IN WHITE CREAM SAUCE for a complete meal.

Give these other Pancake recipes a try:

Mashed Potato Pancakes

Ever have leftover mashed potatoes that no one’s planning to eat? How about you give’em a spin and make some Potato Pancakes? Everyone loves crispy potatoes and these Potato Pancakes have mashed potatoes between two crispy and buttery sides. Add some sour cream and you’re in heaven!

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword: mashed potato pancakes, potato pancakes
Calories: 41 kcal
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 20 , 3 inch pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Russet/Yukon Gold potatoes peeled
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour +1/4 extra, if using mashed potatoes with cream/milk
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions optional
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Boil quartered potatoes in salted water until fork tender. Take care not to overcook. Drain water.

  2. Use Potato Ricer or potato masher to mash the potatoes. Allow to cool to room temperature. (This can be done a day ahead, and left in the fridge covered until ready to use. Use hands or mixer with beater blades to combine potatoes, flour, egg, salt, pepper, garlic powder & scallions. The potatoes should not stick to the bowl when you’re done. If using mashed potatoes that already have cream or milk in them add extra 1/4 cup flour.

  3. Take about 2 tablespoons of potato mixture and roll into a ball, then into an oval. Dredge in flour and flatten with the flat side of the knife.
  4. Grease skillet with two tablespoons of clarified butter or olive oil and heat over medium heat until hot. Fry potato pancakes on both sides until golden in color, with the lid on.
  5. Serve hot, right away with sour cream.
Nutrition Facts
Mashed Potato Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 41
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 193mg6%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 5.2mg6%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Bon Appetit & Happy Pinning

Thank you for following me on Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest!

Hashtag your photos #LetTheBakingBeginBlog so I can see your creations and for a chance to be featured!

Marina | Let the Baking Begin

Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

Join 8,000+ other food lovers enjoying weekly recipes.

Comments

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Cindy

    Dear Marina,

    I’M very happy I discovered your blog. I have a great interest in Slavic food and it goes way back to childhood and the neighborhood where I grew up. Can’t wait to make these pancakes for my husband! I’ll let you know if I’m successful??…

    · Reply
  • Soft andamp; Pillowy Potato Pancakes | IMG Recipes| Discover Recipes, Cooking Tips & Food Images

    […] Soft & Pillowy Potato Pancakes are a perfect way to utilize leftover mashed potatoes. Quick & Easy is the way we like it! For full “Soft andamp; Pillowy Potato Pancakes” recipe click here […]

    · Reply
  • Natasha (@NatashasKitchen)

    These potato pancakes remind me of child hood, I’m drooling on the keyboard :D.

    · Reply
    • Yeah they definitely have memories to go with them 🙂

      · Reply

As seen in