BONNIE'S EASY POTATO PANCAKES
Peel the potatoes and cut into chunks, and then put the potatoes in a large pot with water and bring to a boil. TIP: At this point, you can turn off the burner, and you can put a lid on them and set them aside for a half hour, don't peek and they will cook by sitting. If you are in a hurry go ahead and lower heat to medium and cook until done.
It is important to start with chilled mashed potatoes. Put a little flour, about a cup, in a paper plate. Take an ice cream scoop and scoop up the chilled mashed potatoes. Lay the scoop of potatoes on the flour, gently turn the scoop of potatoes over to coat. With your fingers pat the pancake ball down to about a 3/4 inch patty, turning one more time. The pancake should be covered with flour. I scoop and dredge the pancakes as I fry them in small batches. Using a scoop is an easy non-messy way of getting uniform sized potato pancakes.