Yesterday's breakfast... leftover mashed potatoes made into mashed potato pancakes. This is an easy recipe. We had a boatload of mashed potatoes leftover from Thanksgiving and this was a quick, easy way to use them up. I was worried that they would stick, but my non-stick pan worked really well (it's new).
This recipe is perfect for when you have leftover mashed potatoes and don’t know what to do with them. This is a great way to transform them and get an entirely new purpose. However, mashed potatoes can keep for a few days with proper storage. Check out this article to find out how to get the most out of your mashed potatoes. This is great for those who might want to wait a few days before having potatoes again.
First, in this recipe I highly recommend using a non-stick pan. This prevents the pancakes from sticking, mine was new and it worked really well. What I love most about this dish is it’s so flexible in terms of flavors. You can add any specific seasoning you love or are in the mood for. You can make them southwestern spicy or middle eastern curry or just salt and pepper.
The toppings are endless but remember to keep it plant-based. You can add fresh herbs like thyme or marjoram. You can go the savory route with vegan sour cream and capers or green onions but you can also opt for a sweeter flavor by using syrup and fruit. Applesauce is another interesting flavor to try.
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