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Mashed Potato Pancakes

Mashed potato pancakes are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside! The perfect way to use up those leftover mashed potatoes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: leftover mashed potato ideas, mashed potato recipes, potato recipes
Servings: 8 people


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large green onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp salt or more depending on how salty your mashed potatos are.
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp refined coconut oil for frying


  • Wash and chop in small pieces the green onion and parsley.
  • In a medium mixing bowl add all the ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  • Heat skillet over medium heat and add a couple of tbsp of refined coconut oil or oil of your choice.
  • Patty out 8 potato patties or more or less depending on how big or small you would like them.
  • When your skillet is hot and oil is melted, add 2-4 patties to your skillet and fry 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
  • Top with desired toppings (suggestions in post) and serve!