Left Over Mashed Potato Patties


To say that I am frugal is a gross understatement.  I can often stretch a dish over four meals.  In this case, once as freshly garlic mashed potatoes and then with D for a left overs lunch. Next, I refurbished the dish into another recipe of these “Left Over Mashed Potato Patties”.  But I declare, they are so delicious that I would mash up a pot of potatoes just to make them again.  Today I do not have a lunch meeting which does not happen very often, so I will enjoy them a fourth (and final time).

The recipe is an easy one made with items that you will already have in your cupboard.

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Left Over Mashed Potato Patties
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A perfect way to stretch those loonies by using left overs from a dish that I always seem to prepare too much of.
  • left over mashed potatoes (about 4 cups)
  • 3 green onions, diced
  • 1 egg
  • flour
  • canola oil
  • course sea salt
  • cracked pepper
  1. Combine mashed potatoes, onion and egg. (I used my Calephon immersion blender).
  2. Shape into large sized balls.
  3. Roll in flour and flatten into patties.
  4. Heat canola oil in skillet and brown for about five minutes on each side.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste.


The Frenchman and I enjoyed these for dinner on Friday night.  He with homemade applesauce that D’s Mom makes and I with an additional dollop of  no fat sour cream (that I prefer to the 14% version).

Kath’s quote: “The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” –Calvin Trillin

Love-that is all.

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9 Comments to

“Left Over Mashed Potato Patties”

  1. Avatar May 29th, 2012 at 8:50 am Laura@MotherWouldKnow Says:

    These are great- in my world they are called latkes, eaten especially around Jewish holiday of Chanukah in the winter,but good all year round.

  2. Avatar May 29th, 2012 at 9:05 am Kathryne Says:

    I was taught to make latkes with shredded potato-no?

  3. Avatar May 29th, 2012 at 3:43 pm Lori Says:

    Great idea! If I ever have left over mashed potatoes, i will definitely give this a go. (I may have to make mashed potatoes just for this dish….the Boy never leaves leftovers…)

  4. Avatar May 29th, 2012 at 10:07 pm Emma Says:

    Mmmm…. these look so good!! Okay, this is going to sound weird, but you weren’t at Mise this weekend by any chance, were you?

  5. Avatar May 30th, 2012 at 7:33 am Kathryne Says:

    No Emma I wasn’t (I was at the lake) but Mise is one of our top 5 favs in the city. To avoid future weirdness, shall we have lunch some day?

  6. Avatar May 30th, 2012 at 7:34 am Kathryne Says:

    These really are so good that you’ll want to mash up a pot especially for the recipe. Hope that you are well.

  7. Avatar May 30th, 2012 at 11:04 pm Elise Says:

    Looks delicious.
    I love your blog! Keep it up!

  8. Avatar May 31st, 2012 at 5:53 am Kathryne Says:

    Thank you Elise.

  9. Avatar September 17th, 2015 at 9:37 pm Linda Renner Lauramore Says:

    I also put bacon in mine with the green onions and of coarse sour cream when finished. So delicious.

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