Friday, March 27, 2009

Cheese Stuffed Potato Pancakes

Our usual favorite with leftover mashed potatoes is potato pancakes. But this time, we spiced it up and found it to be a big hit.

(remember, at our house, we don't measure anything when cooking from scratch, so these measurements are close guesses)

To the mashed potatoes (which I had already added salt and pepper the day before), I added:

1/2 cup finely diced onions

2 eggs

dash of salt

dash of pepper

1 cup flour, plus flour for dusting

1/2 cup grated pepper jack cheese (the spice)
Olive oil for frying

On a floured surface, drop a scoop of mashed potato mixture.

Mash flat and form into a circle about 3/4 inch thick. Both sides should be floured.

Sprinkle a teaspoonful of grated cheese into center of pancake.

Fold edges in toward center covering the cheese.

Fry on medium low heat until golden brown on both sides.

We kept them warm in the oven until ready to serve. This was, of course, after we tried a few. Yummy! The spicy melted cheese with the soft potato texture was really a complement to our dinner.


Kelli and the Girls said...

Oh my gosh, I just gained 3 pounds back after looking at those pix! They look so yummy. :) Whose incredibly tan hands are those making the potato pancakes???

Melissa said...

mmm those look super yummy!

Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

I am going to have to try this, I never know what to do with my left over mashed potatoes and they ususally end up going bad. This would be a great breakfast, lunch or dinner. Thanks for sharing!

Lynn said...

Oh, Patty, my Nana used to make those potato pancakes with leftover mashed potatoes and I never got her recipe...this one sounds really yummy...thank you so much ! LOL

Lynn said...

Patyy, I'm doing a post on your recipe and linking to your blog. I can't wait to make this recipe !