Potato Cakes -- Leftover mashed potatoes --simple recipe
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    Default Potato Cakes -- Leftover mashed potatoes --simple recipe

    When I was a child my grandmother used to make potato cakes out of the leftover mashed potatoes. Since then I have added a lot of variants to this recipe

    Basic Potato Cakes

    Leftover mashed potatoes
    Flour (dependent on your amount of potatoes)
    1-2 eggs (dependent on your amount of potatoes)
    Pam equivalent
    Salt and pepper (optional)

    the egg will make your mash potatoes thinner, add flour to thicken them back up.
    Spray your skillet (I use non stick) with pam and cook like a pancake.

    variations:

    Baked potato cake:

    add the things you like on your baked potato into the basic mixture... shredded Cheese, sour cream, chives, bacon bits, etc... then cook


    Casserole cakes:

    add cooked ground beef, shredded cheese and frozen corn.... then cook


    other things you can add are
    onions
    bell peppers
    finely diced ham
    ranch seasoning mx

    actually the possibilities are only based on your tastes

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    We do similar with leftover mashed taters. I microwave for a min or two to heat them up and help them loosen up, add a splash of milk or broth so its soft/mashable and add in 'extras' (bacon crumbles, shredded cheese, diced green onions, spices and/or fresh herbs etc). I heat the skillet and slap a healthy spoon of margarine into it and then drop the tater mixture by the spoonful and press down. Let sit on med heat so it can get a crispy skin before flipping. Serve with a sour cream based dip

    We usually serve them up with eggs & fruit on a weekend for a nice big brunch

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    I make these anytime I have mashed potatoes left..I serve them many times as a side dish..If I make them for breakfast I put syrup on them and lots of butter...lol

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    save left over mashed potatoes and freeze..when u have enough layers, with sauteed onions, and swiss cheese. or Pea and pearl onions, or onions and mushrooms sauteed, bacon and cheddar
    But I do love tater cakes...

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    save left over mashed potatoes and freeze..when u have enough layers, with sauteed onions, and swiss cheese. or Pea and pearl onions, or onions and mushrooms sauteed, bacon and cheddar... and layer. bake
    But I do love tater cakes...

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