Potato Pancakes

Joyce Wall


This is an easy recipe for left over mashed potatoes.
Served with applesauce or sour cream.


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 Min
10 Min
Pan Fry


  • 2 c
    mashed potatoes
  • 1 tsp
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1 large
    egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • ·
    vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 c

How to Make Potato Pancakes


  1. With a hand mixer, combine potatoes, salt, butter and egg.
  2. Combine flour and baking powder., adding slowly to potato mixture until a soft but firm dough forms.
  3. Turn out onto a working surface that has been dusted with flour. Gently turn the dough over on itself a few times. Then roll out or pat out until a 1/2 inch thickness.
  4. Spoon additional flour onto saucer near the stove top.
  5. Heat 1/8 inch of oil in a fry pan on moderately high heat until it is hot but not smoking. Keep about a cupful of oil nearby because you will have to replace it as the pancakes fry.
  6. Dust your hands generously with flour before handling the dough. Tear off a small pancake size piece of dough, gently dredge it through the flour and place in the hot pan. Fry until light brown.
  7. Drain on a plate that has been covered with a paper towel or place in a warm oven until all dough has been fried.
  8. Serve hot with melted butter or honey.

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About Potato Pancakes

Course/Dish: Pancakes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #potato pancakes

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