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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.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mashed potatoes*
  • 2 cups (8 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup flour (or up to ½ cup flour for creamier potatoes)
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp chives, chopped
  • ½ cup plain breadcrumbs
  • Light Olive oil or Canola oil to sauté
  • Sour cream to serve
  • Mashed Potatoes*

Method:

  1. Fill a 5 Qt 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.
  5. Mashed potatoes can be made 1 – 3 days ahead.

Mashed Potato Pancakes:

In a large mixing bowl, combine

  • 4 cups mashed potatoes,
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese,
  • 1 large egg,
  • ¼ cup flour and
  • 2 Tbsp chopped chives.

Method

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

Notes

  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. Do not use instant mashed potatoes.
  3. Serving: 22 potato pancakes
  4. Recipe credit: MetDaan Creative
  5. Author: NatashasKitchen
  6. Prepared, tried, and tested Alma Kirstein‎ I tested this recipe and everyone liked it.

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