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2 Great Breakfast Recipes for Leftover Mashed Potatoes

posted 6 months ago

The day after Thanksgiving, you see that you still have plenty of mashed potato leftovers from yesterday's sumptuous feast inside your fridge. Instead of throwing this leftover in, you can still use this to make two great breakfast items for the day after. Mashed Potato Pancakes and Baked Mashed Potato Frittata. Two great breakfast meals that would make you feel that Thanksgiving is not yet just over.

Mashed Potato Pancakes (makes 5 servings)

You will need:

  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)
  • 6 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsps. onion, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying


How to prepare:

Mix together the mashed potatoes and egg in a medium bowl. Add the flour and onion to the mashed potato-egg mixture until well combined. Add salt and pepper to the batter for taste. Over medium high heat, place about 3 tbsp. vegetable oil in a skillet or griddle pan Drop a heaping tablespoon of the mashed potato batter on the heated surface of the skillet or pan. Use a tablespoon to flatten the batter and form smooth pancakes. Fry each side of the pancake for about a minute or until it becomes golden brown. If you are cooking in batches, prepare a paper lined microwave safe dish or plate and place the cooked pancakes. Once all pancakes are done, you can place these inside the microwave for 20 seconds to keep them warm. To serve: Since these are savory pancakes, you can add grated cheese on top or have fried eggs with this dish. If pancakes are not your thing, you can use leftover mashed potatoes to make a frittata. This Italian dish is quite different from the conventional omelette because the frittata is fluffier in texture, one ingredient is incorporated into the egg mixture, and it is cooked slowly over low heat and divided into slices when served.

Baked Mashed Potato Frittata (6 servings)

Ingredients:
8 large eggs
3 cups mashed potatoes
2 bell peppers (finely chopped)
1 cup onion (finely chopped)
1 cup mushrooms (sliced)
1 cup grated cheese (Parmesan or Cheddar recommended)
4 tbsp. vegetable or canola oil

How to prepare:

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F. Saut in oven safe skillet or pan, the bell peppers, onions and mushroom over medium low heat. Cook vegetables, stirring constantly until tender. Whisk together the eggs, mashed potatoes and cheese in a large bowl. Add the sauted vegetables in the egg-mashed potato mixture Using the same skillet or pan, heat 2 more tbsp. oil on medium heat. Pour the egg-vegetable-mashed potato mixture into the skillet and cook on the stove top until the bottom is set. Slowly, transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake the frittata for 20 minutes until it has fully set. To serve: You can cut the frittata into wedge slices and serve with your favorite bread

Having leftover mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving need not be a waste. You can either make pancakes or frittatas for breakfast. Pancakes are commonly served with butter and maple syrup but this Mashed Potato Pancake recipe is a twist to the breakfast pancake that we all know and love. Frittatas are more than your usual omelette with the addition of sauted vegetables makes this dish quite special indeed.

Photo Credit: www.couponclippingcook.com 

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