I actually make extra mashed everytime just so I can make this recipe. I've also made it into balls and deep fried, works great both ways.
Jun 30, 2013
I had made a big batch of mashed potatoes ahead of time to go with chicken fried steak for 8 people. 3 people cancelled on us so I put the steaks back in the freezer but had all these extra mashed to deal with. Made this recipe the next day and LOVED them! Added a little garlic and finely minced rosemary. It's a good basic recipe that is pretty forgiving and will let you change flavors and such.
Dec 26, 2011
Great way to use leftover mashed potatoes. My husband and I thought a good addition might be a little garlic. I made these for breakfast the day after Christmas this year to use the mass quantities of potatoes we cooked and had leftover.
Nov 30, 2011
This was an EXCELLENT way to use up leftover mashed potatoes from my Thanksgiving dinner. I HATE throwing away food, so I'm always looking for clever ways to use things up in the kitchen. I used a gluten-free flour blend in place of regular flour and threw in some chopped chives and parsley that were in my refrigerator. I think the only thing I would change about this recipe is to cut back on the oil. I didn't use a full 1/4 cup, about 3 Tbsp., and this was still quite a bit. If you get your pan hot enough, you should only need 2 Tbsp., or even less, to get the patties browned and heated through. Because these are potatoes and quite porous, they WILL absorb quite a bit of the oil. Mine were a bit heavy on my stomach. Otherwise, perfectly easy snack or cheap meal for any night of the week!