As a busy mom, I like to plan my weekly menu so that I don't cook every night. That means that we eat a lot of leftovers. But sometimes, I just get tired of leftovers and need to do something different with them. These potato pancakes are a great way to transform leftover masked potatoes. These are good as is, but you can also add some shredded cheese for a cheesy twist.
2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
2-3 Tablespoons dried minced onion
1/4 cup flour
Salt and pepper, as needed
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon butter
Combine mashed potatoes, egg, onion, and flour. Add salt and pepper as needed and mix well. Combine butter and olive oil in skillet over medium heat. When buttered has melted, form potato mixture into pancakes of desired size (we prefer small) and cook until golden brown on both sides.