Potato Cakes

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.

Potato Cakes

Potato Cakes

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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.

Serve hot.

Can be served with sour cream, shredded cheese, and bacon bits, if desired.

Add-Ins:

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

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