Crisp Potato Pancakes

This is a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 35 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4


  • 1 lb. mashed potatoes
  • 1⁄3 cup heavy cream
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. grated onion
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil, divided


  • Heat mashed potatoes with cream in a large microwave-safe bowl; mix in eggs, onion, salt and pepper until fully combined. Use your hands to form potato mixture into 8 patties.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a large skillet until it shimmers but does not smoke; fry pancakes, 4 at a time, until golden brown on both sides, Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels and keep warm. Add remaining oil as needed and repeat with remaining pancakes.
  • Serve hot with sour cream or apple sauce.