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
    1 Hy-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
    1 jalapeno, 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
    ½ fresh 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%