Left-Over Mashed Spud Cakes

February  2, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4-6 cakes
Author Notes

While living in San Diego during college there was this breakfast spot we would call, "Grandma's. To this day I am not too sure why so other than the fact that their food taste just like it came from the kitchen of a grandma that could cook. The dish I would always order was the egg's benedict with their famous mashed potato cakes with sour cream and home made apple sauce...mmm! I just had to bring this recipe into our home and on a almost regular basis! Sometimes I will garnish with sliced scallions for a mildy spicy herb kick. —JennT1981

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups mashed potato, 1 day old
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  1. Combine mashed potatoes, egg, flour, milk,salt and pepper; stir to mix well until smooth.
  2. Heat butter over medium heat in a non-stick skillet and spoon ¼ cup of batter into skillet, pressing flat to make a circle.
  3. Cook until golden crisp, about 3 to 5 minutes per side.
  4. Drain on paper towel and serve with sour cream and applesauce.

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  • Lizthechef
  • JennT1981
  • dymnyno

6 Reviews

Lizthechef November 21, 2010
I hope we have leftover mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving...Will make these.
Lizthechef November 21, 2010
I live in San Diego - wonder if "Grandma's" is still going strong?
JennT1981 April 7, 2010
My goodness...just saw the second portion of your comment...creme fraiche horserashish sauce?...MMM! Please, share the photo!
dymnyno February 2, 2010
I am going to make these pancakes tonight to go with my beef and roasted vegetable stew. I will add the picture to my recipe.
dymnyno February 2, 2010
I made your pancake and it is wonderful...a great companion to the stew. I made a creme fraiche/horseradish sauce for the pancake and it really worked. I won't post a picture unless it is alright with you.
JennT1981 April 7, 2010
Just got your note...hope the dinner was delicious....sounds so! Would love to see a photo. Happy Cooking!