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Mashed potato pancakes


I started experimenting with potato pancake recipes and my first tries tasted ok, they came out either too mushy, too messy, not enough flavor. And I finally came back around to the key.  The universal truth: cheddar makes everything better.

These potato pancakes are an instant favorite.  They are crispy on the outside, warm and soft on the inside.  They aren’t too eggy, they aren’t wet in the middle, and the cheddar both binds them and gives them a delicious flavor.  I like things pretty basic and I know most people don’t. This would be a great base recipe for a ton of variations.  I like mine with a healthy dose of black pepper but you could add chives, bacon, garlic, onions, or pretty much any herb to take the flavor to a new place.

So try these and let me know what your twists are.  I love them with ketchup and/or sour cream, tucked in next to some fluffy scrambled eggs and buttery brown toast.  Have I mentioned I really love breakfast?  Enjoy!

Mashed potato pancakes
: brunch
Cuisine: American
: 3
  • 2C cold mashed potatoes
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3T panko bread crumbs
  • ¼C flour
  • 3T oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  1. Heat skillet over medium heat. Line a plate with several layers of paper towel and set aside.
  2. Combine mashed potatoes, cheese, egg and panko in medium-sized bowl, stirring to combine well.
  3. Pour oil into hot skillet.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, and scoop out potato mixture. Dredge potato scoop in flour on both sides, flattening slightly to about ½" thick.
  5. Gently place in hot oil, cooking until brown on both sides, approximately 4-5 minutes on each side.
  6. Remove to paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil, and immediately sprinkle with sea salt.


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