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Easy Mashed Potato Pancakes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4
Author: Christina Hitchcock

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 3 scallions - chopped
  • 2/3 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup plus 3-6 tablespoons flour
  • 1 egg - beaten
  • 3-4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine cold mashed potatoes, scallions, cheese and egg.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of flour. If mixture needs additional flour, add up to 3 more, one tablespoonful at a time until potatoes come together.
  • For potato mixture into pancakes about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Place remaining 1/2 cup of flour on a plate and dredge both sides of the pancakes in the flour.
  • Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil over medium high heat.
  • Carefully add pancakes and fry in batches until gold brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • Add additional oil if needed between batches.
  • Season with salt and pepper as soon as they are removed from the frying pan.
  • Serve with sour cream.
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