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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 with these Mashed Potato Patties.
Mashed Potato Patties

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We do have a delicious solution for you today, Mashed Potato Patties.    The leftover mashed potato patties that my mom made are a great side dish and are craved at our house.

When making mashed potatoes, “experts”, say one potato for every two people.  But I always count at least one potato per person with an extra two to three.    No wonder we are faced with mounds and mounds of leftover mashed potatoes.

Mashed potatoes are OK served again and again but how many times can you get away with re-heating the same old spuds?
You don’t have to worry 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!

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.


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Mashed Potato Patties

Make these Mashed Potato Patties with  leftover mashed potatoes
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mashed potato patties
Servings: 6
Calories: 304kcal
Author: Evelyn



  • 4 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 green onion sliced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup flour
  • butter
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • chives for garnish if desired


  • Mash potatoes with a potato ricer and combine with onion, egg, cheese, flour in a large bowl
  • Scoop up 1/3 cup of the mixture, shape into balls and roll each into flour and flattened into patties
  • Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat
  • Fry each patty in the skillet about 5 minutes each side until golden brown, salt, and pepper to taste
  • Snip fresh chives with herb scissors and garnish prior to serving


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 490mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 32.8mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 1.7mg


Recipe Rating

Jean Bell

Monday 24th of August 2020

Delicious,,.08-22-2020 Used leftover mashed potatoes!


Monday 24th of August 2020

Yay!!! We are so happy you enjoyed them!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment.

Grandma of six

Saturday 1st of April 2017

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.


Wednesday 17th of February 2016

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 aresatisfied. Delicious with sour cream, suarkraut, or apple sauce,:

Alice Blaser

Wednesday 18th of November 2015

Love potato patties

Jamie Sherman

Wednesday 7th of October 2015

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