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Cheesy Potato Pancakes

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Wonderfully crisp, tender, just melt-in-your-mouth Cheesy Potato Pancakes. It will be ready in 30 minutes max.

Potato pancakes are shallow-fried pancakes of grated or ground potato, matzo meal, or flour and a binding ingredient such as egg or applesauce, often flavored with grated garlic or onion and seasoning. They may be topped with a variety of condiments, ranging from savory to sweet, or they may be served plain.

Cheesy Potato Pancakes

Cheesy Potato Pancakes

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Wonderfully crisp, tender, just melt-in-your-mouth Cheesy Potato Pancakes. It will be ready in 30 minutes max.

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 22 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Easy


Units Scale
  • 4 cups mashed potatoes*
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1/4 cup flour (or up to 1/2 cup flour for creamier potatoes)
  • 3 Tbsp chives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • Light Olive oil or Canola oil to sauté
  • Sour cream to serve


Mashed Potatoes*

  1. Fill a large pot with water.
  2. Add 1 Tbsp salt and peeled quartered russet potatoes (2 lbs or about 7 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered).
  3. Cook until easily pierced with a fork.
  4. Drain well and mash in 4 Tbsp butter then let cool to room temp.
    Mashed potatoes can be made 1 – 3 days ahead.

Mashed Potato Pancakes

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine.
  2. Use a potato masher to mash the mixture together until well mixed.
  3. If the potatoes are too loose to hold a patty shape, add flour, 1 Tbsp at a time.
  4. Place a heaping Tbsp of potato mixture between your palms and form a round, ⅓” thick patty.
  5. Dredge both sides of the pancake in bread crumbs and set it on a cutting board.
  6. Repeat with remaining pancakes.
  7. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat with enough oil to lightly cover the bottom of the pan.
  8. Once the oil is hot, add patties in a single layer and sauté 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown.
  9. Repeat with remaining patties, adding more oil as needed.


  1. The recipe works best with mashed potatoes that aren’t super creamy.
  2. If they are very moist, you may need a little more flour for them to hold a patty shape.
  3. Do not use instant mashed potatoes.
  4. Recipe credit: MetDaan Creative; Author: NatashasKitchen


Prepared, tried, and tested by Alma from The Recipe Hunter: Tried  and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs 


  • Serving Size: 2 potato pancakes
  • Calories: 154
  • Sugar: 2.1 g
  • Sodium: 443.3 mg
  • Fat: 4.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.6 g
  • Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 9.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 31.4 mg

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    • Hi Laurie – Thank you for visiting and checking out this Cheesy Potato Pancakes. Super delicious. Thanks for hosting the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop. May you have a wonderful week ahead.


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