Use your leftover mashed potatoes in this Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes recipe! They go from fridge to table in 15 minutes and make for a super-speedy meal! | savorynothings.com
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Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes Recipe

Use your leftover mashed potatoes in this Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes recipe! They go from fridge to table in 15 minutes and make for a super-speedy meal!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 232kcal
Author Nora

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ounces finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons flour or more depending on how creamy your potatoes are
  • Oil or nonstick cooking spray for frying
  • Apple sauce & cranberry sauce to serve (optional)

Instructions

  • Stir the mashed potatoes, eggs, cheese and flour together in a large bowl. Start with 6 tablespoons of flour and add more if needed. You should end up with a slightly sticky, soft dough that can be shaped into disks.
  • Heat the oil or nonstick cooking spray in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  • With a cookie scoop, scoop out balls from the potato dough and flatten them into thick discs between damp hands. Making your hands slightly wet will prevent the dough from sticking to them. Place them in the hot frying pan and cook them until golden brown on either side, about 3-5 minutes each. Serve hot with the fruit sauces, if you like.

Notes

Don’t let the fritters stand for too long once their cooked, as they will lose their fluffiness. They are best when eaten immediately.
For a gluten-free version you can use either gluten-free flour or potato starch.

Nutrition

Calories: 232kcal