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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Potato Pancakes



Just stir in a beaten egg, some flour, garlic and onion
powders, salt and pepper and a little baking powder.
Place large spoonfuls in a skillet at medium high heat with
some oil and butter, press into pancake shapes and brown
well on both sides until dark and crispy.  Yum.

So, what do you do with leftover mashed potatoes?
I grew up on these and they always remind me of my
childhood when I make them.  Are they a Hoosier thing?
I have no idea, but they are yummy with ketchup, if
you really want to feel like a kid. :)



44 comments:

  1. These are exxxxxxxcellent! It's not a strictly Hoosier thing. I have eaten these since I was kid. Were it morning, I'd crank up the skillet and have a go at some. Thanks for reminding me of some ways to use leftover mashed potatoes. Cheers.

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    1. Well, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one! :)

      If you don't have leftover mashed, just grate raw potatoes and onion into the egg and flour, etc. and fry them like that. They are yummy, too, but really a completely different thing!

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  2. look really delicious Betsy; i think I never made this I will love I think:)

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    1. Do you make mashed potatoes or is that more of an american thing?

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    2. Sometimes I make mashed potatos and the kids absolutely love it, but normally (maybe you dont believe ) I make exactly and never have leftover of mashed potatos:( but the next time I will make a little more !

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    3. Sometimes we don't have leftovers either, because alex will eat them until they are gone! haha.

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    4. Ditto make the same when I make mashed potatos, he say Do you have more???LOL

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  3. I never had them as a child but I make them now! Yours look wonderful!

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    1. they were delicious! I don't make mashed potatoes that often so these are always a nice, occasional treat!

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  4. We grew up on them too. Your's look so crispy..love that crisp on the outside still tender on the inside. Oh, now I'm really hungry.

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    1. I guess they aren't Hoosier, then! ha. Yes, they have to be crispy! I'm always disappointed when I don't get them that way! ha.

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  5. Yeah can keep those
    Never liked them and always caused me woes
    Tried to give them to me as a kid
    But I flipped my lid
    Nuggets were all I had
    Until recently at my pad haha

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    1. Poor you
      and your non-potato crew.
      hahaha.

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    2. haha hate those with a passion at my sea
      Potatos are nasty in every way to me

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    3. I'll eat yours. No problem at all.
      And you can have the chicken nuggets at my hall.
      ha.

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  6. Grandmanita makes potato pancakes when she come to visit. We eat them with sour cream or applesauce and they are very yummy!

    I usually throw my leftover mashed potatoes into soup.

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    1. sour cream and applesauce...now that sounds yummy!

      into soup? Now, I've never thought of that!

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  7. I also grew up on these and make them with leftover mashed potatoes. Always a yummy treat.

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  8. not just a hoosier thing at all...we make these...and they are good with ketchup.....yum!

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    1. I just KNEW you'd put ketchup on yours. haha.

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  9. My sil used to make these. Her mama was from Illinois. I make really good potato rolls with leftover mashed potatoes. Recipe came out of the bread machine magic book. Yummo! taria

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    1. well now, I'll have to look in my bread machine book! thanks for the tip!

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    1. thanks, Pierre! Do they make these in France?

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  11. Oh yes! Reminds me of my mother and how she used leftover potatoes. She made potato pancakes and we would eat them for breakfast with sausage, bacon, etc. I loved them. However, I lack in the cooking dept so I haven't made them. Yummy!

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    1. yum....with bacon or sausage...perfect! I don't think you can mess up potato pancakes..you should try! :)

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  12. My Mom used to make them. Yummy! extra mashed tators are a good way to thicken soups like the one I made today. Creamy Cauliflower with broccoli or for a potato and ham chowder, etc

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  13. When I have leftover mashed potatoes...I add chopped green onion...form into a patty...brown in butter or marg...yummy..
    How did your evening out go???

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. sounds perfect!

      my evening was busy. I'm exhausted!

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  14. mmm I was in the mood for pancakes lol

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  15. My mom made these for lunch on Saturdays quite often! I sometimes use leftover mashed potatoes in a bread recipe.

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  16. Love potato pancakes!!!! Yay!! Take care
    x

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  17. We had these all the time growing up. Well my siblings did and loved them. I only eat creamed potatoes as creamed potatoes. Picky eater doesn't even come close to decribing me. I'd fit in well with your boys. ha.


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    1. haha....oh is that right? Sometimes I'm almost glad I don't have to share certain foods with them because they would certainly gobble it up and I wouldn't get any! ha.

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  18. Hi Betsy .. we used to have fried up cabbage and potatoes, perhaps with some bacon, as left overs - delicious .. but your recipe looks extra good - particularly because supper is drawing nigh!!

    Cheers Hilary

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  19. We love them too! YUMMY! I like ketchup but many like applesauce!

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    1. I'm a ketchup girl for sure! But it must be Heinz!

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  20. We made potato pancakes with egg, onion, cheese and flour. Yum! They are especially good for breakfast.

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