Tater Cakes

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2 c leftover mashed potatoes
1 egg
1/4 c flour
2 tsp grated onion, optional
1/4 c canola oil (or oil of your choice)
salt and pepper

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Member Since Aug 2010
ginger's notes for this recipe:
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!
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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.

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user 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!!!
user Paula S. louegirl - Sep 7, 2010
My mom used to make these...........i LOVE them!!!! Thanks for the post!
user 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:)
user 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!
user 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.... :)

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