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No Mess Potato Pancakes

Author: Toni Anderson


  • Leftover mashed potatoes about 3 cups
  • 1 cup “just add water” pancake mix
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • Oil for frying


  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. A potato masher works well for this job.
  • While mixing, heat a frying pan on the stove top with a small amount of oil or butter. If you have a cast iron skillet use it, it is awesome for frying food.
  • Here is where the no mess comes in, the next step should be shape into patties and put in hot pan, but this is so messy! I was washing my hands after each batch. So I tried a mini ice cream scoop. It worked perfectly.
  • Scoop up the mix.
  • Drop into hot pan.
  • Then take the spatula and flatten the potato ball. This is a little tricky, try quick taps so it doesn’t stick to the pancake.
  • Cook for about 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Serve as a side with dinner or with syrup for a hot breakfast.