Got leftover mashed potatoes? Don’t despair, rejoice at your good fortune and make these tasty mashed potato patties.
Make and enjoy them right away or freeze them for another day.
I recently made a big batch that I fried, cooled and froze. I laid them out on a cooling rack so they could cool, then I placed the whole rack in the freezer so each patty could freeze separately. After a couple of hours I transferred them to a freezer bag. Now, whether for a family meal or an individual snack (ie. after school snack for teenagers) these patties are ready to heat up in the microwave or in a frying pan.
Leftover Mashed Potato Patties
- 2 cups mashed potatoes
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp minced onion or green onion
- 1 Tbsp chopped parsley
- 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 Tbsp jalapeno pepper optional
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1-2 Tbsp canola oil
- In a bowl, mix potatoes, egg, onion, parsley, Parmesan cheese, jalapeno peppers salt and pepper.
- Using your hands roll mixture into 6 to 8 balls, then flatten each to 1/2 inch thick patties.
- Pour flour on large plate. Dredge both sides of each patty in flour to get a light coating.
- Heat 1/2 Tbsp oil in fry pan over medium heat; add additional oil as needed when frying.
- Fry patties for 3 to 5 minutes per side until golden. Flip gently as they are a little soft.
- Enjoy immediately, or freeze.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
Here are some action shots of making mashed potato patties.
It all begins with seasoning your favorite mashed potatoes and adding an egg to help hold its shape.
Shape them into balls.
Flatten balls into patties – about the size of your palm and dredge both sides lightly in flour.
Fry to golden perfection.
Eat or cool and freeze.
Reheat in microwave or in fry pan.
Go conquer those leftover mashed potatoes! Let me know how it goes, down below in the comments or on Instagram @GetGettyS or on Facebook @GettyStewart.HomeEconomist.
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