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 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!
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.
Leftover Mashed potatoes seasoned and crispy fried.
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
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
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