potato pancakes

potato pancakes

leftover mashed potatoes make for tasty potato pancakes

Last Thursday we had Thanksgiving dinner at my house, which was a lot of fun (pictures are on the fedibblety blog. Afterwards, I was left with a lot of leftovers, including lots of mashed potatoes. We had made 10 pounds worth, which was probably too much. I was also left with some milk and 10 out of 12 eggs. I had bought milk and eggs just for thanksgiving. I don’t normally eat them, but I figured other people would. Clare, the big egg eater, is currently taking a hiatus, so I ended up with a bunch of eggs leftover. Instead of wasting the eggs and milk by throwing them away, I decided to try to make potato pancakes. I simply mixed together one egg, about a half cup of milk, 3 cups of mashed potatoes, and about a 1/4 cup of flour and fried it up. It is very quick and easy.

potato pancakes up close

potato pancakes up close

I have to admit that I made one attempt with just the mashed potatoes, and that didn’t work out very well. They wouldn’t stick together. So if you have leftover mashed potatoes, give it a try.

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