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my mama's potato pancakes

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Martha Price
San Jose, CA

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!

★★★★★ 1
serves 3 - 6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For my mama's potato pancakes

  • 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.