Mashed Potato Pancakes

December 21, 2017

Hey y'all, it's me!

I was doing an inventory of the pantry, fridge and freezers to make up my grocery list for the next two, weeks, and I found a container of mashed potatoes from a few days ago. I hadn't been particularly into the idea of leftovers for lunch, so instead I decided to make a simple dish that my grandmother made when I was a kid.

First I gathered my ingredients--mashed potatoes, about a half cup of chopped onion, eggs, flour, seasonings (I used Lowery's Season Salt, but you can use Cajun seasoning, etc), and oil to fry the pancakes in.

I mixed everything together, but decided that it needed a little extra. I looked through the fridge and found a package of shredded Colby jack cheddar cheese.

I stirred in the cheese and added a little more flour to stiffen the dough.

Yup, looks good!

I use an ice cream scoop to keep the size consistent, and after I put the dough into the hot oil, I use the back of the scoop to press it down into pancake shapes. 

Let them fry for a few minutes, flip over, and fry a few minutes more.

I served them with some of my salted cabbage and the last of the pickled beets my friend gave me. There may be only two pancakes on the plate, but Obie and I were so hungry we actually finished off the whole platter!

I know it's a simple, 'po folks' kind of dish, but it tastes good, is filling, and CHEAP--the holy trinity of cooking as a Thriftologist! 

Well, I got chores. later y'all.
© Evelyn Edgett 2017