Mountain Mama's Potato Pancakes

Mountain Mama's Potato Pancakes

Mountain Mama 4

"Using instant potato flakes and an instant pancake mix for my starter, I'm always ready for my B-and-B guests. Works great if you're cooking for 2 or 20. Great by themselves -- or top with bacon, poached egg, and cheese (we like applesauce on the side, also.) Great finger food, just fold it over a slice of cheese or bacon. "


25 m servings 131 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 131 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.1g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 180 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir together the potato flakes, pancake mix, onion, Cheddar cheese, milk, egg, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper in a bowl until well combined.
  2. Grease a griddle or large skillet, and place over medium heat. Drop pancakes, 1/4 cup at a time, onto the hot griddle, and cook until the edges look dry and 1 bubble appears in the center, about 3 minutes. Flip the pancakes, and cook until browned on the other side, about 3 more minutes.


  • Cook's Note
  • I like to make a "starter mix." After buying the boxes of instant potatoes and complete pancake mix, why not use them all? I combine 2 cups potatoes and 1 cup pancake mix in a large bowl. Then I continue this ratio until all of the flakes are gone. Store this starter mix in an airtight container. Then just scoop out the amount needed.
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  1. 22 Ratings


This was quick and easy, but more importantly it was really good. I used buckwheat pancake mix and 1 1/2 tsp of dried onions since that is what I had. I will definitely make these again. Thank...

We LOVE these pancakes! There was definitely a learning curve to cooking them as the thick texture of the batter makes them cook faster on the outside than the inside. Really simple, delicious p...

I love potato pancakes but don't always have time for the traditional recipe. This one is very easy and has a good taste. I minced rather than chop the onion. If you need a quick side dish I wou...

These were great! I added some celery salt & dillweed. We never manage to have leftover mashed potatoes & we don't care for instant, but these turned out great we will be making these often.

I made a few alterations. I don't like cheese and my husband doesn't like 1/4 dry pancake mix 3/4 instant potatoes 1 cup 2% milk 1 egg beaten 1/2 tsp. garlic salt 1/2 tsp. onion...

This is a great potato pancake. I wanted it to be less pancake and more potato so I added more "flavor" with scallions instead of onions, more garlic salt & pepper.

Yum, these are delicious. Perfect with a green salad, a dollop of sour cream or baked beans.

I love this recipe and I do it by the orginal recipe listed and they turn out great. Thankyou for posting it.

I must have done wrong, because all they were but pancakes. The taste was good, though. Only, my kids said they resembled more mashed potatoes with cheese tossed about in a skillet than pancakes...