Need an idea to use up some of the leftovers after Thanksgiving? Have you ever tried potato cakes? These are a favorite in our house and we have them whenever we have a pile of leftover Mashed Potatoes. These can be adapted to incorporated a variety of leftovers so clean out that fridge and see what you can find to make up a batch of these.
- 2 c. mashed potatoes
- 1/2 c. flour
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-2 eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
- butter or oil for frying –you can use bacon grease too if you have any
Combine all the ingredients into a thick batter. Use 1 egg to start and add another if you need it to be a little thinner.
Heat the butter or oil over medium heat.
Drop the batter by large spoonfuls into the hot oil.
Fry for about 5 minutes per side until golden brown.
Place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain off some of the excess grease.
Can be served with sour cream, shredded cheese, and bacon bits, if desired.
Try one of these or combine a couple for a special treat.
- 1-2 c. cooked and shredded turkey or chicken
- 1-2 c. leftover stuffing
- 1 c. leftover veggies
- 1-2 c. chopped ham
- 1 c. shredded cheese
- 6 slices bacon, crumbled