An essential part of the culinary heritage of Pakistan is the celebration of food with family and friends embedded in the concept of ‘dawat’ (feast). And anyone who hosts a ‘dawat’ (feast) knows that there’s always leftovers to deal with. As delicious as Pakistani Dawats (feast) are, you can only have so much roasted meat and stuffing for a meal. Instead of having the same food for the next day, transform the dishes into new ones!
Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes
Last week, we hosted a ‘Family Dinner’ and made the ‘Roasted Chicken with Mashed Potatoes. We usually use leftover roasted meat for a sandwich or rolls with the apricot or mint chutney (sauce), gravy and stuffing, but what about the mashed potatoes? Add some flour, egg and cheese and turn them into mashed potato pancakes! Great for breakfast, lunch, or as a side dish or light dinner . A Perfect way to enjoy leftover potatoes and the flavor combinations are endless!
I love making these Potato Pancakes whenever I have leftover mashed potatoes so I don’t feel like I’m eating the same thing the next day. Serving size will change depending on how much mashed potatoes you have leftover. This works best with cold mashed potatoes.
These are as easy to make as normal pancakes – just mix together the mashed potatoes, flour, eggs, cheese, green onions and seasoning. Then cook the batter in a large pan until golden brown.
With their crispy exterior and creamy, cheesy center, there’s not much to dislike here. I recommend topping these with a sour cream or garlic mayo.
You can really get creative with the seasonings and add ins in this easy recipe! Pretty much anything in your fridge is game… add some spices & herbs, a little bit of meat/protein and whatever veggies you have on hand!
Remember to revel in your own amazingness for reducing food waste, saving time and making the best breakfast ever 🙂
Check it out the Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes recipe and printable version here!!
Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes Recipe
- 2 cups leftover mashed Potatoes
- 2 eggs
- 2 green onion chopped
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese optional
- 1/4 cup plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon herb seasoning
- salt to taste
- 2 tablespoon cooking oil
- green onion thinly sliced
- sour cream or garlic mayo
In a mixing bowl, combine together the mashed potatoes, eggs, cheese, flour and green onions.
Season with salt, pepper and herb seasoning.
Heat a large nonstick pan over medium high heat with a drizzle of oil.
Drop 1/4 cup of the batter onto the hot pan in 6 mounds and cook until golden brown on the first side, about 3-4 minutes.
Then flip and cook until cooked through, another 3-4 minutes.
Remove from the pan and keep warm.
Heat the remaining oil and cook the rest of the pancakes.
Garnish pancakes with chopped green onion.
Serve with sour cream or garlic mayo if desired.
Recipe NotesServing Suggestions:
They can be topped with sour cream, roasted chicken bits, sautéed veggies, ketchup, sausage and eggs, basically anything you might have handy!
What are your holiday traditions guys? I would love to hear some from you all. Are there recipes passed down to you from your grand mom? Or the one from many generations? Share them all in comments below.