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Potato Pancakes are fluffy and cheesy pancakes made with mashed potatoes! Pan-fried to crispy golden brown perfection, these fluffy pancakes are the best potatoes you can have for breakfast! The potato pancake mixture can be made with leftover mashed potatoes, so this is a great recipe to always keep on hand.

Potato Pancakes are fluffy and cheesy pancakes made with mashed potatoes and pan-fried to crispy golden brown perfection.

Potato Pancakes Recipe

What’s not to love about hot, crispy potato pancakes topped with sour cream? These will quickly become a family favorite comfort food. The nice thing about potato pancakes is that they are very easy to make.

Potato Pancakes are fluffy and cheesy pancakes made with mashed potatoes and pan-fried to crispy golden brown perfection.

Ingredients

  • Grated raw potatoes (can be russet potatoes, Yukon gold, or potato starch of choice)
  • Leftover mashed potatoes
  • All-purpose flour
  • Grated white cheddar 
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt 
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil
Ingredients

Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

In a large bowl, mix the grated potatoes, mashed potatoes, flour, cheese, egg, milk, and spices. Take ¼ cup of the potato mixture and make patties, about 2 1/2 inches in diameter and ½ inch thick.

Potato pancake mixture

In a large skillet over medium heat add the olive oil (or vegetable oil), once hot, and the patties (about 4 at the time). Fry the batter on each side for about 4 minutes or until browned. 

Potato pancake mixture

Drain the pancakes in a paper towel before serving. Whether you decide to make them just like this or customize them with a variety of new flavors, this beloved comforting dish can be an incredibly versatile meal that is always sure to satisfy. 

How to Make Potato Pancakes

Variations

Try diced vegetables like red pepper, mushrooms, and onion; healthy filling additions like shredded spinach or chopped kale; or spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and paprika if you’re feeling adventurous. The possibilities are endless – so don’t be afraid to get creative and add your own unique twist!

Potato pancake patties

What Can I Serve With Potato Pancakes?

Some great options are bacon, eggs, sausage, or ham. You could also top them with jam, sour cream, or savory breakfast gravy.

Potato Pancakes are fluffy and cheesy pancakes made with mashed potatoes and pan-fried to crispy golden brown perfection.

Make-Ahead Freezer Instructions

Place the patties in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for two hours. Then transfer them to a resealable container or freezer bag and store them for up to two months. To reheat, place them on a baking sheet in a 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes.

Potato Pancakes are fluffy and cheesy pancakes made with mashed potatoes and pan-fried to crispy golden brown perfection.

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Potato Pancakes

Potato Pancakes are fluffy and cheesy pancakes made with mashed potatoes and pan-fried to crispy golden brown perfection.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 8 pancakes

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • skillet
  • spatula

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups grated raw potatoes
  • cup leftover mashed potatoes
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup grated white cheddar
  • 1 Egg, whisked
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Instructions 

  • In a medium bowl, mix the grated potatoes, mashed potatoes, flour, cheddar, egg, milk, and spices. 
  • Take ¼ cup of the mixture and make patties, about 2 1/2 inches in diameter and ½ inch thick.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat add the olive oil, once hot, and the patties (about 4 at the time). 
  • Cook on each side for about 4 minutes or until browned. 
  • Drain the pancake in a paper tower before serving. 
  • Serve warm with sour cream and green onion if desired. 

Notes

How to Store Leftovers:
Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to two days. Reheat on a griddle or in a microwave.

Additional Info


Kelly Dixon

The Blogette is a comfort food website designed to inspire you with easy recipes that are classic, simple, and delicious whether you’re cooking for yourself, family, or friends!


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  1. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I’ve been looking around & these sounds like it would be my best choice.