Cheesy Potato Pancakes

Posted on Dec 1, 2013 in Breakfast, Breakfast, Fall Family Fun, Favorite, Lunch, Main Dish, One Pot Dish, Recipes, Side, Vegetarian | 5 comments

Left over mashed potatoes make a wonderful Cheesy Potato Pancake that can be served alongside fried eggs. Sunday morning heaven on a plate.

Cheesy Potato Pancakes

Happy December!

I realize that I haven’t posted many breakfast recipes although it is one of my favorite meals on the weekends. Around here Sunday morning is an excuse to eat eggs and home fried potatoes and my husband does not like skipping this ritual. In the cold months of winter I especially find a lot of comfort in fried eggs, potato hash and the fireplace on Sunday morning. It’s the one day of the week when Briana can play in her pajamas while Kurt and I relax and watch NFL Sunday Countdown.  I love Sundays!

Cheesy Potato Pancakes

I tend to make extra mashed potatoes whenever mashed potatoes are part of weekday dinner. I save leftovers especially for Sunday.

Cheesy Potato Pancakes

Of course I had to make extra on Thanksgiving as well. I knew then exactly what I was going to do with them come Sunday morning, Cheesy Potato Pancakes.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We spend the day decorating, cooking and watching football. The tree is up and house has been decked. The only thing left to decorate is the outside of the house. I am such a cheese ball when it comes to the holidays. I love Christmas music, wrapping presents and my Christmas tree. This year Briana was really into helping to decorate it and that makes me really happy. The only thing left is finish my holiday shopping.


Have you started your holiday shopping yet?

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Cheesy Potato Pancakes
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Serves: 4-5
  • 3 cups leftover mashed potatoes, chilled
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup flour (more if needed)
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 tbsp canola oil, for frying
  1. Mix all ingredients together, except for oil. The mixture should be slightly sticky but not wet. Add more flour if necessary.
  2. Roll into 10 balls. Press to form a pancake.
  3. Preheat oil in a skillet, fry pancakes without overcrowding about 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.

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  1. Wow these look amazing! I love making potato cakes.. so yummy and they go great with breakfast dishes. Such a clever way to use leftovers!
    Christine @ Gotta Eat Green recently posted..November Grocery Store FavouritesMy Profile

    • I love making cakes as well. I love it when i get to play with food :)

  2. These sound so good Kathy! It’s like hash browns but better. The next time I make mashed potatoes I’m going to have to make extra so I can make these. Yum!
    Natalie @ Tastes Lovely recently posted..Perfect-Every-Time Lemon Garlic ShrimpMy Profile

    • Yes, kind of like hash browns. :) Thanks Natalie, let me know what you think. :)

  3. Mouthwatering… I could eat these pancakes for lunch -and- dinner.
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