Sunday, January 7, 2018

Potato Pancakes

Potato Pancakes are a good example of a frugal food since they are made by using leftover mashed potatoes. 

What I do is take one egg and scramble it in a bowl and then add the mashed potatoes, onion powder, flour, and salt and pepper. 

The consistency I look for is a thick batter that holds together well. 

I don't measure the ingredients, but if you are looking for a basic recipe, you can follow this one: 

2 cups mashed potatos
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup flour
Onion powder
Salt & Pepper
1 egg

Heat up some butter or oil in a skillet and add the batter in spoonfuls. I then flatten them out to the size I want. 

Once they are brown, I flip them over and brown the other side. Then when they're done I remove them to a plate and finish making the rest of the pancakes. 

My family really enjoys these. 

Belinda
~ Living within our Means ~

14 comments :

  1. Mmmmmm - one of my favorite ways to use leftovers. Love potato pancakes.

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  2. This was a leftover favorite growing up. I don't make them now because my family likes reheated mashed just as much. I might give these a go next time.

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    1. I forget about making them sometimes, Sam.

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  3. Potato pancakes and green peas fresh from my mother's garden were a dinner combination we anticipated with fried chicken. Good memories.

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    1. Oh definitely, Anna. Love those memories associated with food. :)

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  4. Yum! We love potato cakes. We also make them with leftover bits of meat in them at times or if my son is home, he loves them with cheese added.

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  5. Love this idea! Thank you for posting. Going to try this. Thanks for all your great ideas.

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    1. You're welcome, Beverly. Thank you for visiting!

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  6. I recently made potato pancakes from our leftover potatoes from Christmas Dinner. I just put about 2 cups of mashed potatoes with an egg, salt, pepper and a green onion and fried them as you did. They worked well, and were enjoyed as a frugal breakfast, like yours were! It's a great use for those leftovers:)

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  7. I think i will try these next time i have left over potatoes then freeze them to use with a mixed grill xxx

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