Simple Potato Pancakes
Recipe type: Appetizer, Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten Free
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Serves: Serves 5.
These Potato Pancakes are made with just 7 ingredients and are an easy and healthy way to use up those leftover mashed potatoes.
  • 4 cups leftover mashed potatoes (mine had skim milk in them)
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 bunch fresh scallions (about ½ cup chopped)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cooking oil (you can use the spray on a nonstick skillet if you'd like or more oil if not non-stick)
  • ketchup, to serve
  1. Clean scallions under water, remove the thin outer skin, cut off the tips and chop into small pieces.
  2. Mix mashed potatoes with egg, chopped scallions, salt and pepper until completely combined.
  3. Heat cooking oil (or cooking spray) in a large non-stick skillet. Scoop 5 even scoops of the mashed potatoes onto the skillet and flatten the top slightly with the back of a spatula.
  4. Let cook on low for 5 minutes, flip carefully and cook for another 5 minutes, or until each side is lightly browned and pancakes are sturdy enough to flip.
  5. Serve hot with ketchup.
  6. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for longer.
Recipe by 24 Carrot Life at