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Cheesy potato pancakes are the best way to use up leftover mashed potatoes and yes it is absolutely worth it to make mashed potatoes just for this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mashed potatoes*
  • 2 cups (8 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup flour (or up to ½ cup flour for creamier potatoes)
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp chives, chopped
  • ½ cup plain bread crumbs
  • Light Olive oil or Canola oil to sauté
  • Sour cream to serve

Instructions

How to Make Mashed Potatoes:

  1. Fill a 5 Qt pot with water. Add 1 Tbsp salt and peeled quartered russet potatoes (2 lbs or about 7 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered). Cook until easily pierced with fork. Drain well and mash in 4 Tbsp butter then let cool to room temp. Mashed potatoes can be made 1 – 3 days ahead.

How to Make Mashed Potato Pancakes:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 4 cups mashed potatoes, 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, 1 large egg, ¼ cup flour and 2 Tbsp chopped chives. Use a potato masher to mash the mixture together until well mixed. If the potatoes are too loose to hold a patty shape, add flour a Tablespoon at a time.
  2. Place a heaping tablespoonful of potato mixture between your palms and form into a round, ⅓” thick patty. Dredge both sides of the pancake in bread crumbs and set on a cutting board. Repeat with remaining pancakes.
  3. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat with enough oil to lightly cover the bottom of the pan. Once oil is hot, add patties in a single layer and sauté 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining patties, adding more oil as needed. I usually have 2 skillets going at once to finish sooner.

Source : natashaskitchen

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