Last year for thanksgiving we made 8 lbs of mashed potatoes. In case you were wondering, that is a LOT of mashed potatoes. As a result, we had a LOT of leftover mashed potatoes. While we really enjoy mashed potatoes there are only so many different ways to dress them up and after a few nights you stop enjoying them. Since we had hit that point, we looked up a recipe for leftover mashed potato pancakes. We liked them so much, we made them again post-thanksgiving this year. We found this recipe at MrBreakfast.com although we object to categorizing them as breakfast.
2 c mashed potatoes
1 large egg, beaten
6 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp grated onion
2 Tbsp dried chives
salt and pepper
vegetable oil for frying
1. Heat 1/8 inch of oil over med-high heat until it is hot but not smoking.
2. combine potato and egg. stir in flour, onion, chives, and salt and pepper.
3. Add heaping tablespoons of the potato mixture to the fry pan. Flatten them with the back of your spatula. Cook about a minute on each side (until golden brown).
4. Put pancakes on paper towels to drain excess oil. Serve with applesauce or sour cream.