Leftover Potato Pancakes


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Leftover Potato Pancakes

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So simple, yet unbelievably tasty, leftover potatoes transform into tasty pancakes. Use your creativity and mix in your favorite ingredients or additional leftovers from your holiday meal.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 7
Potato Pancakes
3 c.mashed potatoes, cold and leftover
Hy-Vee salt, to taste
Hy-Vee pepper , to taste
1Hy-Vee large egg, lightly beaten
¼ c.Hy-Vee flour
Desired mix-ins, optional
2 tbsp. vegetable oil, for frying
Desired garnishes, optional
Optional Mix-Ins: Herb
2 tsp.fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tsp.fresh sage, chopped
1 tsp.fresh thyme, chopped
¼ tsp.Hy-Vee ground black pepper
Optional Mix-Ins: Corn and Jalapeno
1jalapeno, finely chopped
½ c.Hy-Vee frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
2 clove(s)garlic, minced
Hy-Vee pico de gallo, for serving
Optional Mix-Ins: Loaded Baked Potato
½ c.Hy-Vee bacon, cooked and chopped
¾ c.Hy-Vee shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 tbsp.chives, chopped
Hy-Vee sour cream, for serving
Optional Mix-Ins: Veggie
¼ c.yellow onions, chopped
¼ c.red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
½fresh baby spinach, sauteed
Hy-Vee shaved Parmesan cheese, for serving
Optional Mix-Ins: Leftover
¼ c.green onions, thinly sliced
¼ c.Hy-Vee dried cranberries, chopped
Leftover turkey gravy, or Hy-Vee canned turkey gravy, for serving

Things To Grab

  • Medium bowl
  • 1/2-cup dry measuring cup
  • Large skillet
  • Spatula


  1. Season mashed potatoes to taste with salt and pepper.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine potatoes, egg, and flour, mix well. Add desired mix-ins, and stir well to combine. Form 1/2-cup portions into flat patties about 1/2-inch-thick. 

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry each pancake 2 to 3 minutes per side, until lightly browned and warmed through. Serve hot with desired garnishes.

Nutrition facts


160 Calories per serving
1 potato pancake (does not include optional mix-ins)

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Protein: 3g

Daily Values

Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 0%
Iron 4%
Calcium 4%