ginger nix Recipe

Tater Cakes

By ginger nix gingermcclendonnix

I'm a leftover queen! I hate to throw things away and be wasteful. This is a really quick and tasty way to use up those leftover mashed potatoes!

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
depends on how many I eat while cooking!
Prep Time:
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2 c
leftover mashed potatoes
1/4 c
2 tsp
grated onion, optional
1/4 c
canola oil (or oil of your choice)
salt and pepper
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Directions Step-By-Step

Mix potatoes, egg, onion, salt & pepper. Shape into patties and dredge in flour. Heat the oil in a skillet. When hot, brown patties on both sides.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

  • Comments

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    Nancilee Iozzia ZeeZee13 - Sep 7, 2010
    Next time I make mashed potatoes, IF there are any left, I am going to make these. This recipe sounds a lot like my mother's... she never had a recipe so I never know what, exactly, she added to the potatoes. But they sure were GOOD!!!
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    Paula S. louegirl - Sep 7, 2010
    My mom used to make these...........i LOVE them!!!! Thanks for the post!
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    Nancy R Robeyone - Sep 7, 2010
    Ginger, Thanks for the post. I don't like chunky potatoes pancakes, like the grated versions, so this was a great find for me! I will serve with sour cream:)
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    ginger nix gingermcclendonnix - Sep 7, 2010
    I am so glad that you all have taken an interest in this recipe, I wasn't sure that anyone would like this one. I am tickled to see there are other potato lovers out there. Nancy, I sometimes have a little leftover dip that is mayo, sour cream and horseradish that is really good with these potato cakes!
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    Joelle Johnson joellemb - Sep 7, 2010
    I love this recipe. This is exactly how I do it. I think the trick is dredging the cakes in flour....yummy My family love these.... :)