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A plate of mashed potato pancakes.
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5 from 3 votes

Potato Pancakes

These potato pancakes are cheesy, herby, and the best way to reinvent your average mashed potatoes into crispy patties!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Potato Pancakes, potato patties
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 93kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ medium onion finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped chives plus extra for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Optional: sour cream and extra herbs for garnish


  • In a large bowl, add the mashed potatoes, egg, parmesan cheese, almond flour, garlic, onion, chives, salt, and pepper. Stir together until well combined.
    Stirring potato pancake mixture in a bowl.
  • Scoop a ¼ of the mixture and form into a pancake with your hands. Then place on a plate. Repeat this process until all the potato mixture is used up.
    A plate of potato pancake patties.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Drop several potato pancake into the skillet and cook for 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Repeat with remaining potato mixture and more oil, if needed.
    A pan cooking potato pancakes.
  • Serve immediately. If you'd like, add a dollop of sour cream and an extra sprinkle of chives.
    A white plate filled with potato pancakes.


  • I recommend using a seasoned cast-iron pan or non-stick pan for this recipe. It'll make it easier to flip the potato pancakes! This is the pan I'm using in the photos.


Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg