Mashed Potato Pancakes Recipe
Mashed Potato Pancakes Recipe

When Hanukkah and Thanksgiving overlap on the calendar, mashed potato pancakes are the perfect holiday combo treat.



2 cups leftover mashed potatoes

2 eggs, beaten

1 small onion, finely minced

¼ cup flour

1–2 tsp salt (to taste)

½ tsp finely ground pepper (white pepper is nice if you have)

Olive oil for frying

(Optional for dairy: Add ½ cup grated parmesan cheese, and use a combination of olive oil and butter for frying.)



  1. Mix together potatoes, eggs, onion, flour, salt, and pepper. If mixture feels too thin, add a little more flour.
  2. Heat 1–2 Tbsp oil in skillet.
  3. Drop scant ¼ cup of potato mixture into skillet and pat into rounds about 3” in diameter and ½” thick.
  4. Fry about 3–4 minutes on each side until crispy, browned, and hot throughout.

Makes 4-6 pancakes.