Happy Thanksgiving!!! I don’t know about you but the amount of leftovers is always CRAZY. Cheesy garlic leftover mashed potato pancakes to the rescue!
So what are you thankful for today? I’ve had some ridiculous (and honestly just stupid yet infuriating) health issues lately and I’m thankful for just being more comfortable and alive (no more antibiotics!).
Also, I’m incredibly thankful for you. It’s because of you that I get to keep doing what I love: cooking and sharing (and eating!) my favorite recipes. Thank you for helping me to live my dream!!! Now next stop...a cook book amiright?? Maybe that'll be a New Years resolution 🤣.
Ok so let’s talk cheesy garlic leftover mashed potato pancakes. We always have an enormous tub of mashed potatoes left after Thanksgiving. It’s basically tradition to err on the side of WAY too much than the right amount. So what to do with them??
Leftover mashed potato pancakes are AH-mazing, and then you add cheese and garlic?? Done.
Now you might be wondering about the ingredients. Everybody’s mashed potatoes are different! I’m partial to cheesy slow cooker mashed potatoes myself. So I’ve included some notes to help customize your pancakes.
Basically, if you have thicker, stiffer mashed potatoes with less liquid (milk, butter, sour cream, etc.), you may need to add an extra egg to get the mixture to stick together. If you’re mashed potatoes are super creamy and have more liquid, you might need more flour added a tablespoon at a time until the mixture is more cohesive and not too sticky.
Also, salt. Everyone’s tastes are different. So what to do?? Just add a little pinch of salt to the mixture itself, and you can sprinkle more if desired into the pancakes immediately after removing from the pan. Simple!
Basically, these cheesy garlic leftover mashed potato pancakes are foolproof. So enjoy your Thanksgiving today and remember this recipe when you’re staring down the leftovers in your fridge tomorrow! Recipe in 3..2..Print