My Crispy Mashed Potato Pancake

58 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    15 m

“Using leftover mashed potatoes and just a few basic ingredients, you can fry up this delightful and inexpensive dish in a snap.”

New! Find ingredients on sale

  • Tap On Sale, then swipe through different local stores.

  • Look through the ingredients list for store discounts!

This feature is in beta testing. Thanks for your patience as we improve it!

Your ingredient has been saved! Go to Shopping List.


Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 3 servings



  1. Combine potatoes, eggs, flour, and garlic powder in a bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; fry potato mixture in skillet, pressing with a spatula to flatten evenly. Cover and cook until bottom is crispy, about 10 minutes; invert onto serving platter.

Share It

Reviews (58)

Rate This Recipe


I agree with another reviewer who said they were not pretty but they tasted great. Once you mix the ingredients, the batter was similar to a really thick pancake batter. Like pancakes, make sure to leave room in the pan for spreading. That may help with their appearance. I threw in the left over french style green beans (chopped up) and they tasted pretty good. Could use a little cheddar or Parmesan cheese for sharpness.

Linda Thiel

Linda Thiel

Our family has been making these for at least four generations. Great topped with a knob of butter.



These are awesome! I had exactly 2 cups of leftover potatoes and had a craving for potatoes. What a great evening snack :) I cooked them up in butter and I used garlic salt that had a little parsely in it. I added a little salt after cooking...even though you really don't need it if u use garlic salt and not the powder.

More Reviews

Similar Recipes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Secret Recipe

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Secret Recipe

Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes

Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes

Panko Crusted Mashed Potato Cakes

Panko Crusted Mashed Potato Cakes

Instant Potato Pancakes

Instant Potato Pancakes

Crispy Potato Pancakes

Crispy Potato Pancakes

Lilley Mashed Potato Casserole

Lilley Mashed Potato Casserole


Amount Per Serving (3 total)

  • Calories
  • 214 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs
  • 26.9 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 7.2 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 144 mg
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 470 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



previous recipe:

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Secret Recipe


next recipe:

Mashed Potatoes