Mashed Potato Pancakes

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

The only potato pancake recipes I see on a regular basis use raw grated potato.  I have to say I never had those growing up.  My husband was actually the one who introduced me to them.  Growing up my mom only made potato pancakes with leftover mashed potatoes so those are the ones I love the most.

After seeing all the colcannon recipes online after St. Patty’s day I was craving them so I made some but with some spinach I had in the fridge.  Of course you can use your favorite mashed potato recipe if you’d rather do that or feel free to leave out the spinach and just use the green onions.  You can also reduce the amount of pancake “batter” you make by half if you don’t have as many leftovers.  I have to say besides green smoothies this is up there on my favorite ways to eat spinach because you can hardly taste it at all.

I also couldn’t choose a condiment to go with these as you’ll notice in the pictures.  In the top ones there is homemade ketchup and the bottom ones have a mushroom gravy – both recipes I’ll post in the near future because they’re really good.



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1 simplynutritiouskate March 24, 2011 at

I love potato pancakes and yours look delicious ! I love the addition of spinach such a great way to get the extra greens in!


2 Heidi @ Food Doodles March 24, 2011 at

Thank you! I love packing in the greens wherever I can. And thank you for the dinner inspiration this evening. I changed a couple things but it was delicious 😀


3 mollyparr March 25, 2011 at

We have leftover mashed potatoes from our St. Patty’s Day celebration last week. Can’t wait to repurpose them into these tonight!


4 Heidi @ Food Doodles March 25, 2011 at

Awesome! 🙂


5 Christina March 25, 2011 at

Potato pancakes are awesome!! These are making me crave some right now! I just might have to make these tomorrow! Yum! 🙂


6 Trudy Judkins March 30, 2011 at

Love your post about the potato pancakes. I grew up on those. We added a little chopped onion and rubbed sage. Sounds like yours would be equally delicious.


7 LisaMN July 27, 2012 at

Soooooooo happy I ran across your Doodle site, I’m a fan!!!


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