What do you do with a mountain of leftover mashed potatoes? You know, mashed potatoes. As in, your husband signed up to bring the world’s worst reheatable dish for the company Thanksgiving dinner, rather than something that his wife makes well and something that people will actually eat. Those mashed potatoes.
So, what do you do with the leftovers? Well, I made fried potato cakes!
How to Make Fried Potato Cakes from Leftover Mashed Potatoes
Supplies for fried potato cakes
- 1 egg, beaten
- a handful of shredded cheddar (a cup, maybe)
- a heaping spoonful of sour cream (1/4 cup-ish)
- salt, pepper, garlic salt, paprika and onion salt
- enough flour to hold it all together
I mixed all the ingredients, sprayed a little cooking spray on the griddle and cook until brown on one side, flipped and cooked until brown on the other side. Yum!
Much better than trying to reheat mashed potatoes.
Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.