How to make potato pancakes from mashed potatoes? Is this a question you have been asking yourselves?
Well, look no further as I am about to provide you with the best answer.
Potato pancakes from mashed potatoes are one of oldest and easiest recipe in the world.
It is so simple that we tend to forget it at times.
I am pleased to say that my potato pancakes with mashed potatoes are probably my most successful dish in my family.
It is amazing how much we all love it.
When to make potato pancakes with mashed potatoes?
I would not prepare this dish every day. That’s a fact.
The reason is simple – It is full of calories and I like to keep a healthy lifestyle.
But once to twice a month is plenty.
I particularly cherish this recipe in dark winter months.
The kids like to smell the potato pancakes from mashed as soon as they come from school.
I am sure your children will appreciate this recipe too.
At the end of the day, my potato pancakes recipe from mashed potatoes has everything you need to make sure you have a healthy winter.
I use red skinned potatoes because of their nutrition characteristics.
And they have that little extra taste in them.
Anyway, let’s have a look at this recipe.
How to make potato pancakes out of mashed potatoes? – The ingredients
- Eggs – 2 fresh organic eggs. (2)
- Minced garlic – 1 tablespoon minced garlic. This is optional. Depending who is at home, I use garlic or not use it. I personally like it so I try to use it most of the time.
- Salt – 1/4 teaspoon. I like Kosher salt. In terms of quantity, I’d like to remind you that less salt means a healthier body.
- Cheese – This is highly optional. I use Gruyere cheese for half of the pancakes and the other half I do not use it.
- Sour cream – This is also optional and used for garnishing your pancakes.
How to make potato pancakes out of mashed potatoes? Direction
Here is how to make potato pancakes from leftover mashed potatoes or from fresh mash:
Step 1 – Prepare the red mash potatoes.
Step 2 – Mix the mashed potatoes with the eggs.
Step 3 – Add the flour, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
Step 4 – Pour the diced/mashed garlic and mix again.
Step 5 – Now you can add the Gruyere and do your final mix.
Step 6 – Heat up a skillet with some grape seed oil.
Step 7 – Check that your mixture is not too thin. If it is, add a little bit of flour and mix again.
Step 8 – Pour 1/4 cup batter into your skillet pan.
Step 9- Wait till golden brown on the first side and then flip the pancake. Again wait until golden brown.
Personal Trick – I usually put two to three pancakes in the hot pan. I make them small. Like this, we have the feeling to have eaten a lot of them, but in reality, we eat with our eyes first.
When done, use some sour cream as a side. It adds a little bit of flavor. Do use overused the cream though.
Enjoy your pancakes!
Below are some of the pancakes I make.
Conclusion on potato pancakes from mashed potatoes:
As you can see, it is very easy to prepare and cook potato pancakes from leftover mashed potatoes. You can also prepare them using new mashed potatoes.
Now that you know how to cook these, I would only advise you to prepare them once to a maximum twice a month.
This dish is a little heavy on your stomach and for your cholesterol.
So, if you are prone to cholesterol; I would say it is best to avoid these.
In addition this, mashed potato pancakes are so tasty that you may end up eating too many of them.
Again, eat moderately and you’ll stay healthy.
I know it is easier said than done, but then your health is what should come first in your life.
With this in mind, try to use red-skinned potatoes to prepare this recipe. These are really healthy. And chose the organic type if you can.
Now, you just need to go ahead and prepare your own red potatoes pancake.
Your first pancake may not come out nice. That’s probably because your pan is not hot enough.
Be patient, and start again.
When you get some practice, it’ll get easier and nicer and tastier too!
Nothing can go wrong if you follow the above steps.
Back to you
I invite you to prepare your pancakes with red potatoes as soon as possible.
It is so easy to prepare! If I can make them, then so do you. So just take your fry pan, some potatoes, and flour. You’re already halfway through.
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