Recipe | "Next Day Potato Pancakes"


I had a wonderful holiday with friends...with tons of amazing food! I was asked to bring the mashed potatoes for 10 people, which I did, but I went a little overboard and ended up taking a great deal back home...needless to say we'll be eating mashed potato dishes for the next week...maybe 2!

These are day 1: super simple..."Next Day Potato Panackes." This recipe makes about 4 large cakes. ~ Alicia

Combine the following in a large mixing bowl: 2 Eggs, 1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt & Black Pepper (less if the mashed potatoes you are starting with are heavily seasoned, 1/8 tsp. Baking Powder, 1/4 Cup Sour Cream, Dash of Smoked Paprika, Dash of Onion Powder, 2 Scallions chopped (leave some aside for a garnish), 1 tsp. Fresh Dill, (Optional, 1 tsp. jalapeño finely minced). Mix well. Then start adding in your mashed potatoes until the consistency is slightly thicker than wallpaper paste. Takes Approx 1 C. mashed potatoes.

To Fry: Use a large non-stick frying pan on medium-high heat with 1 Tbsp. butter or baking spray. Spoon the mixture into pan as you would a normal pancake, approx 3-4 inches in diameter. Do not touch, or poke at the cakes while cooking. Leave them to fry for a good 5 minutes, until the sides begin to appear golden brown. Flip with plastic spatula in one motion, and cook the other side for another 5 minutes. If your butter has been absorbed by the cakes, you may want to add another Tbsp. at this point.

Garnish with scallions and/or paprika. Serve with egg cooked over easy on top. Bacon or ham on the side is a nice salty addition...or perhaps some smoked salmon. Yum!

Comments

Karen said…
Made these this morning. Delicious! Thanks for the new recipe.
Alicia said…
Wow! Thanks for letting me know. Glad you liked them! :) Alicia
MelodyR said…
I used to think that Grandma's leftover potato pancakes were good, but nothing like these! Thanks for sharing such a great "leftover" recipe.

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