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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

How to make easy Mashed Potato Patties

Are you faced with leftover mashed potatoes and you really don't wish to keep serving reheated potatoes?  Yes, us too, but it's not a problem, in fact, it can be a windfall.   We do have a delicious solution for you today, Fried Potato Patties!    Yes, the leftover mashed potato patties that my mom made are now not only a great side dish but are craved at our house.  

Mashed Potato Patties

 When making mashed potatoes,"experts", say one potato for every two people.
Yikes, I always count at least one potato per person with an extra two to three to make sure we don't run out.  No wonder we are faced with mounds and mounds of leftover mashed potatoes.

 Mashed potatoes are OK served again especially if you have gravy but how many times can you get away with re-heating the same old spuds? 

Well, you don't have to worry about that if you have a couple of recipes up your sleeve to deal with leftover potatoes. 

Especially this recipe for Potato patties, it will make you glad you have plenty of leftover mashed potatoes and you might start even planning on having extra by making more in the first place.  

If you initially made chunky potatoes or our Crazy Good Rustic Mashed Potatoes you will need to mash the potatoes a little more prior to mixing up this recipe. The easiest way to do this is to use a potato ricer, it's not that expensive and it can really save you in time and effort.    

Just a note, this Fried Potato Patties recipe is simply divine made from our Garlic Mashed Potato Casserole, you just have to try them!  

Potato Patties-mashed Potato patties

But I must confess, I may will be making extra potatoes just to guarantee leftover potatoes, all because my family loves to eat these golden Potato Patties.  

Maybe this is why I don't often listen to "experts" and I cook the way I cook.  

Mashed Potato Patties

  • 4 cups of mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup of flour
  • butter
  • salt and pepper
  • chives for garnish, if desired
1. Combine mashed potatoes (mash potatoes with a potato ricer), onion, egg, cheese, flour in a large bowl
2. Scoop up 1/3 cup of the mixture, shape into balls
3. Roll each into flour and flattened into patties
4. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat
5. Fry each patty in the skillet about 5 minutes each side until golden brown, salt, and pepper to taste
6. Snip fresh chives with herb scissors and garnish prior to serving


  1. These looked so delicious that I made them for dinner and my family loved them! Thank you so much for sharing such amazing recipes :)

  2. oh those look yummy!! i love all things potato! pinned these.

    1. NOTHING beats the love of a potato meal. I agree, all things potato taste good! I have created such recipes often and, ALWAYS very tasty. NO wasting of potatoes around my home. My parents grew them, and we kept a family of thirteen alive and strong. :)

  3. My grandma use to make these for us when we were little kids! :)

  4. I've never made these but I bet my boys would like them a lot!

  5. A must try next time I have extra potatoes!! Thank you for the recipe!

  6. Yummy! I'm hoping for lots of left over potatoes Thurs. and if not I'll just make some. I love potatoes. Pinning.

  7. Yummy, I love these. Will give these a try!

  8. These look delicious and perfect for those leftover potatoes!

  9. What a good idea! We always have tons of leftover mashed potatoes, and these would be delicious!

  10. Yes please! I love potato patties. I make some with sweet potatoes that I just love.

  11. What a great idea! I've never heard of them before but we'll have to try them!

  12. These look great! My mom used to make potato pancakes for dinner and serve them with apple sauce and sour cream. So yummy! I can't wait to try yours.

  13. What a great idea! I always have leftover potatoes. Next time, I doing this!

  14. I love potato cakes! In fact I love anything made of potato!

  15. Wow, those look delicious! The perfect shade of golden.

  16. These look fabulous!! I love the idea of doing this with my leftover mashed potatoes. :)

  17. What a great way to repurpose leftover mashed potatoes - I will definitely plan on extras next time so I can make these! :)

  18. I can't wait to try your Potato Patties recipe! Nearly 40 years ago we knew a wonderfully unique German lady who shared her family secret to Potato Pancakes... raw red potatoes grated potatoes (about 1 large per person) mix in a rounded tbsp. of flour, salt and pepper to taste. place about 1/2 of that mix on one side of your griddle and using a fork press and spread mixture to form a very flat cake. Fry in butter and olive oil. repeat with other side of grill and grill each side to golden brown. Remove to a pate ande serve immediately. Grate and prepare next potatoe pancake in the same way until all hungry stomachs are
    satisfied. Delicious with sour cream, suarkraut, or apple sauce,:

  19. Mouthwatering and now know how to use left over potatoes, besides bubble and squeak. Have made potato cake or pancake with raw potato which is popular. These patties are great for picnics also.


Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))