Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Instant Mashed Potato Pancakes :: good!

Have a box of instant potatoes and not sure what to do with them?

This morning I had a hankering for potato pancakes so I did a search for any recipes that might be brave enough to incorporate instant mashed potatoes.  I found an Instant Mashed Potato Pancakes recipe at Food Wishes.  Food Wishes is a foodie blog including recipes with video instructions by Chef John.

I made these Instant Mashed Potato Pancakes for breakfast and followed John's recipe, except I had to add a little more instant potatoes to mine to get the correct consistency.  Next time I'll add less water.  Another slight adjustment I made to the recipe is omitting the vegetable oil because I cooked these on my Grandmother's non-stick electric skillet.

Mashed Potato Pancake and My Dad's Handmade Pottery They are pretty darn good all by themselves but perfect with a dollop of sour cream as suggested.  I put my pancake in a bowl my dad made back in 1967.  He used to throw a lot of clay around back then and our whole family has cherished pieces of his handmade pottery.

Mashed Potato Pancakes Mosaic


  1. Yum! That looks delicious. Gran used to make potato pancakes from leftover mashed potatoes when we were growing up. I hadn't thought about them for years. They were good, too.

  2. Those would be better than ones using the instant potatoes because you can taste the "instant" flavor in them if you eat them plain. I'd love to try the recipe with leftover mashed potatoes.

  3. those look so good!
    the bowl is so nice too.

  4. Those pancakes look delicious and I bet they taste even better eaten off your Dad's beautiful bowls! (I agree the leftover potatoes will beat the instant but from a photo they're both delicious!)

  5. Hi Rebecca and Gina! Thanks - I wish my dad would make some more pottery, he's very talented!

  6. Okay, while these pancakes look like the bomb as well as infinitely customizable- I'm here to talk about other food... Crochet Sushi. (I got your message on my blog but didn't see a return email to message you.).

    I'm a noob crocheter, too. I don't have the book in front of me right now, but from what I do remember... You chain 4 or so at the start. Then you're meant to start crocheting around, making an over. So what you'll do is crochet the first few stitches along one side of the starting chain (down to the first slop knot that you made), then continue AROUND to the other side, creating stitches on the other legs of the starting chain. So you're not crocheting around in a circle, but an oval (like a race car track). This gives you the oblong base for the nigiri.

  7. Ah hah! Amy, thank you SO much for this explanation and for heading over here to leave me a comment. :) I put aside my work because I just couldn't figure out what those instructions meant so you've saved me from giving up on that sushi.

    Thanks so much!