Mashed Potato Pancakes
This is a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes, and they're quick and easy, too!
2 cups mashed potatoes
1 large egg, beaten lightly
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons grated onion or 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste
3 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying
- In a bowl combine mashed potatoes and the egg, stir in the flour and onion, mixing well; season with salt and pepper.
- In a large heavy skillet heat the oil over medium-high heat until it is hot and fry heaping tablespoons of the potato mixture, flattening them slightly with the back of the spoon, for 1 minute on each side, or until they are golden brown. Transfer the pancakes as they are cooked to paper towels to drain.
- Serve the pancakes as an accompaniment to meat, poultry, or eggs.
Makes 6 servings.