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Subject: Looking for Potato Pancakes
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Lisa AKA Pagemaster 
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 22:01:44 -0600
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Hey guys, I have a whole bunch of mashed 'taters left over, I'm looking for
a recipe for potato pancakes made with leftover smashed potatoes. And by the
way, what would be scrumptious with these beauties?

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From: Robert Keereweer 
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 00:28:04 -0400
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I have always made potato pancakes with grated, or shredded (raw)
potatoes and have used leftover mashed potatoes to make thing like fish
cakes.

Rob.

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From: Nancy Young 
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 23:40:52 -0500
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I pulled out a container of mashed potatoes from the freezer the other
day ... I won't say how long they were in there for fear of making
someone sick, but ... at least! 6 weeks.

They were Excellent.  Good as new.

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From: Fradybunch 
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 07:22:50 -0500
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Potato Pancakes

Ingredients

Mashed potatoes (leftovers are wonderful for this)
Chopped Onion
1 egg
Flour
Salt
Pepper

I didn't use amounts, because I wasn't sure how many potatoes you had
leftover.  However, mix all ingredients with enough flour to bind (For 3
cups mashed potatoes, about 1/2 cup flour).

Fry in heated oil until brown.  Drain on paper towels.

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From: Alan Boles 
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 06:19:47 -0800
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This sounds good! Have you tried it with  some garlic added ? If so was it
better?

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From: Fradybunch 
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 08:08:44 -0500
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Yes, we have tried it with garlic, but we found that it burned too quickly.
Maybe garlic powder would be a better idea.

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From: Robert Keereweer 
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 00:29:38 -0400
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Lisa AKA Pagemaster wrote:
>  And by the
> way, what would be scrumptious with these beauties?
 
, or corned beef hash.

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From: busybee 
Date: 16 Feb 1999 12:42:44 GMT
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I have a recipe for potato pancakes but it calls for raw potatoes.  But if
you want to use up leftover mashed potatoes, may I suggest this simple (but
delicious) idea.  We call them "Princess Potatoes"...Stir in eggs to your
mashed potatoes...depending on how much mashed potatoes you have...you can
judge how many eggs you will need.  The mixture should be like a thick
batter. Season with salt/pepper.  Heat  a skillet (lightly oiled) and drop
potato mixture by spoon (about 1/4 cups worth).  Turn when lightly browned.

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From: Schaller_Barb[at]htc.honeywell.com (Melba's Jammin')
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 08:23:01 -0600
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I made extra spuds last night for Potato Cakes, Lisa.  I don't have any
recipe -- only the idea that I'd season them with .... something ....
shape them into hockey puck-size disks, possibly dust them with flour and
brown them up in a buttery skillet and serve them with ..... IdaKnow, yet;
maybe meatloaf.   Potato Pancakes as I know them start with grated or
finely shredded raw potatoes, not leftover mashed.  And applesauce anb
sour cream for the pancakes would be nice with a smoked sausage.  Or
country ribs and sauerkraut.  FWIW.  -Barb

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From: C.L. Gifford 
Date: 17 Feb 1999 02:21:01 PST
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Melba's Jammin' wrote:
> shape them into hockey puck-size disks, possibly dust them with flour and
> brown them up in a buttery skillet and serve them with ..... 

I grew up with these. Usually had them for breakfast. Leftover
mashed potatoes, salt pepper and an egg mixed together and formed
into the "hockey puck". Floured and fried in a little bacon fat
until warmed through and a nice crust has formed - almost
blackened. Most excellent! Sometimes we would have them for
supper with meat of some kind and veggies, but this was my
complete breakfast 2 or 3 times a week for many years. BTW, I ate
breakfast in solitary grandeur. My dad being an ex-farmer always
had breakfast about 5 or 6 a.m. Don't know what he ate, I was in
bed.

Charlie

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From: us 
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 09:23:43 -0500
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Lisa,
I never heard of potatoe pancakes made from leftover taters.
I use grated potatoes for potatoe pancakes, Id be interested on how they
taste made from leftover taters.
thanks for maybe giving me a idea.

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From: HeWho 
Date: 16 Feb 1999 16:01:53 GMT
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My mother used to make "plannedover" mashed potatoes for the
express purpose of potato cakes.

She added onion and pepper as I recall... I'd probably add some
garlic; maybe other herbs.

Could make them very hearty and rib-sticking by folding in
leftover chicken or whatever. Do 'em fairly thin and make tasty
by just a small dab of maple syrup. Or ketchup. Or hoisin sauce.

Grab a small handful, make a ball, mash 'em a bit, fry over
medium heat in a dash of olive oil and/or butter til golden
brown. Sprinkle chives over for pretty.

I got nothing against raw potato pancakes, but I LOVE mashed
potato cakes!

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From: Alan Boles 
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 08:46:55 -0800
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Potato pancakes are made with raw potatoes. What you guys want is a modified
potato croquette recipe.

Mashed potatoes ,egg, salt, pepper, flour and optional minced garlic or
minced onion or both . Mix ingredients well. dredge in cornmeal and panfry
or deepfry at  375 F until golden . You can shape these like tator tots or
in a pancake shape...or whatever... If panfrying make sure pancake shaped
croquette  it is well cooked before attemping to flip or it will break.
Check for golden brown edges befor fliping.
I don't give a real recipe because I have done this so often I don't have
one anymore.
And there are litetaly 100's of these croquette recipes on the  web... Some
better than mine some worse..

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From: manfred[at]user1.channel1.com (Leon Manfredi)
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 04:14:34 GMT
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To the basic recipe of potato, egg, salt, pepper, flour and garlic
below, add....parmesan cheese and parsley in good amounts, 
Fry small test  portion in olive oil, and adjust to taste.

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From: sf[at]pipeline.com (sf)
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 16:59:11 GMT
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It's a MidWest, protestant type thingie.  Waste not want not. 

Never heard of potato pancakes made of raw potatoes until I moved to
the big city.  Up to then, I called 'em hashbrowns.

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From: Schaller_Barb[at]htc.honeywell.com (Melba's Jammin')
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 15:14:55 -0600
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sf@pipeline wrote:
>Never heard of potato pancakes made of raw potatoes until I moved to
>the big city.  Up to then, I called 'em hashbrowns.

Same recipe?  I know potato pancakes to have egg and flour added for a bit
of binding.  Hashbrowns might have other interesting things added, but no
binder.  FWIW.  -Barb


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