My Mama's Potato Pancakes

Martha Price


As a child, I knew that whenever we had mashed potatoes for supper, we would have potato pancakes the next day - yum to both! This is how my late mother made them - simple in ingredients and execution, but so delicious! Mom always used leftover mashed potatoes, - I always keep a couple of cooked whole potatoes in the refrigerator, so I will sometimes season and mash those up to use. Crisp and lightly browned on the outside, creamy on the inside!
I miss you mom, and - as you said to me every night when you tucked me in "I love you higher than the sky"!
Photo is my gentle, much loved mother!


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3 - 6
10 Min
10 Min
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  • 2 c
    mashed potatoes, chilled (about 3 medium potatoes)
  • 2 Tbsp
    finely chopped onions or chives
  • 1/4 c
  • 1
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 c

How to Make My Mama's Potato Pancakes


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in skillet; saute onion until tender. With slotted spoon, remove onion, leaving drippings in skillet.
  2. Combine onion, mashed potatoes and egg. Shape into 6 3-inch patties. Coat lightly with flour.
  3. Add remaining butter to skillet; heat over medium heat. Add potato patties and cook until browned, about 5 minutes on each side.

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About My Mama's Potato Pancakes

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast, Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #easy, #Mom's, #versatile, #quick

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