|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 14g||19%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||25%|
|Total Carbohydrate 18g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|Total Sugars 2g|
|Vitamin C 8mg||39%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Leftover mashed potatoes aren't very good if you just reheat them and serve them as is. You have to add something to them to make them flavorful. Potato patties are a great way to use up this ingredient to make another recipe that is crisp, hot, and delicious. This easy recipe is loved by everyone.
Use leftover mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving dinner to make these delicious, crisp potato patties. They're a classic side dish, perfect to serve with everything from meatloaf to roasted chicken. Or, you can serve them as an appetizer.
You can also make potatoes just for this recipe. Try using dried potato flakes; they are a quality product and make really good mashed potatoes. Follow the package directions carefully, and remember to cool the potatoes thoroughly before you start this recipe.
Serve these little patties with meatloaf, roast chicken, or grilled steak. They're also great served with ketchup or with a sauce made by combining mustard and mayonnaise or sour cream. Try them alongside a soup or green salad.
2 cups mashed potatoes, cooled
1 large egg, beaten
1 small onion, minced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Gather the ingredients.
Mix together the mashed potatoes, beaten egg, and onion in a medium bowl.
Add the flour, cheese, salt, and pepper, and stir well with a wooden spoon.
Drop about 1/4 cup of the potato mixture into the frying pan, patting it into 3-inch circles that are about 1/2 inch thick. Cook the potato patties until the bottom is browned and crisp, which will take about 3 to 4 minutes.
Carefully turn each patty over with a spatula and cook the second side until it is brown and crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes longer.
Remove the patties from the pan and drain briefly on paper towels.
Serve the patties immediately with ketchup or salsa or any other sauce you'd like. Enjoy.
- Other types of cheese in this recipe would also be good in this recipe, such as grated cheddar, Swiss, Muenster, or Havarti.
- Season the potatoes with dried herbs, such as thyme, marjoram, parsley, basil, or rosemary.
- Gluten-free all-purpose flour can be substituted for regular all-purpose flour.
- For more nutrition, you could sneak in some mashed cauliflower or some finely shredded carrots.
How to Store and Freeze Crispy Potato Patties
You can keep these patties warm in a 250 F oven for about 20 to 30 minutes before serving if you like. They will stay crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.
They will keep in the fridge for three to four days if they're wrapped well and covered. Reheat on a baking sheet at 350 F for 10 to 15 minutes until completely hot, or over low heat in a skillet with a little melted butter or olive oil.
For longer storage, freeze potato patties individually, wrap in foil, and transfer to a zip-close plastic freezer bag for up to three months.