Seriously, though, I always make more mashed potatoes than I need. Can you make pancakes out of them? Maybe mix in some green onions? Then what - fry them in oil? Dredge them in flour first?
Any other suggestions for my big pile of fluffy white goodness are appreciated.
You could also put them in a pastry bag, and swirl them onto a cookie sheet and bake them, like twice-baked potatos.
Make chili or stew and top it with the mashed potatos.
Moms3kids, thanks for the heads up on cooking time. I always underestimate how long potato pancakes take to cook. Usually I make them from raw grated potatoes, and they do take forever to cook, especially the first batch. I've never made them from mashed potatoes before, I thought it would be faster because the potatoes are already cooked. Guess not, though.
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This was my absolute favorite as a child. In my house we made them very simply. Just heated some oil in a skillet, formed the cold mashed potatoes into patties and fried them until browned on both sides. They are so excellent and I haven't had them in forever.
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