what to do with leftover mashed potatoes? want potatoes with your morning eggs, but don’t want to go through the process of making hashbrowns? looking for a breakfast option for meatless monday? this is extremely easy, and adjustable to how much and what you have on hand.

this is what i had in my kitchen this morning:

  • mashed potatoes (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 small shallot, minced (onion or garlic would be good substitutes)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • splash of whole milk
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped fine
  • olive oil, enough to coat the bottom of your pan
  • sour cream (for garnish)
  • fresh parsley (for garnish)

if you don’t have leftover mashed potatoes, simply peel and boil potatoes until soft, and mash. stir in shallot, milk, and thyme.

mix in egg until combined.

heat oil over medium high heat. add large dollops to the pan, careful not to splash oil, and flatten out a bit.

fry for about 4 minutes, but keep an eye on them, because just like regular pancakes, they can go from golden brown to burnt quickly. flip them over and fry a few minutes longer until the other side is brown as well.

i served them with scrambled eggs and garnished them with sour cream and parsley. salsa, hot sauce, or even apple sauce are good options too.