Ellen Szaller's Mashed Potato Pancakes

Ellen Szaller's Mashed Potato Pancakes


"Your search for hard-to-find good potato pancakes is now over. These are good old homemade ones that are slightly sweet, and very very moist."


40 m servings 369 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 369 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 66g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 9.4 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 837 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir in mashed potatoes and onion until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and milk, and stir lightly into potato mixture.
  2. Stir in corn syrup and nutmeg, mixing well. Heat a large griddle to medium-high heat. Coat with shortening and spoon potato mixture onto griddle in 12 equal portions. Fry until brown on both sides. Serve hot.
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  1. 37 Ratings


I had leftover garlic mashed, so I used those, and left out the corn syrup. These were EXCELLENT with a little ketchup. My three year old ate 3 by himself! (can't beat fried mashed potatoes!)

We used left-over mashed potatoes from Christmas dinner for this recipe. They had a very pasty consistency and a sweet taste that didn't seem right, so next time, we will omit the flour, 1 egg, ...

I made these for my family last night and was delighted with the results -- within seconds they were completely gone! I have yet to find a snack which required such little prep time, and which ...

My family absoultely hated these potato cakes, they didn't look bad but they just tasted awful!!!

OUTstanding...if you had problems with the recipe it might be because you were recycling mashed potatoes that had lost some water. Also, I used more oil in the cooking process...about one inch d...

This was a big disappointment. The pancakes were extremely doughy and heavy, and didn't have much appeal with the family. But at least we used up the leftover mashed potatoes!

Being of German decent, I always look for "Potato" Pancakes. Ellen's caught my eye; glad it did. Great recipes, however, I made a slight change to it. Instead of using 1 cup milk, I increased it...

Loved these, thought they were a great use for some leftover mashed potatoes I had in the fridge. I used my garlic mashed potatoes and served them with honey butter.

My son and I made these for a quick late night dinner. I had been looking for a long time for a good recipe and this is it. I did make a couple of changes. I omitted the corn syrup and nutmeg. I...