I have made a basic and simple recipe with only a few flavors, the combinations are endless so feel free to toss in whatever sounds good. I like mine plain and unaccompanied straight from the hot pan, but you could certainly top with sour cream or applesauce too.
What you Need:
Leftover mashed potatoes
1 egg per 2 cups of potatoes
salt and pepper
oil for frying
Start by heating oil in non-stick skillet on medium high.
Very finely chop your onion.
Place potatoes in mixing bowl and break up with spoon.
Add your onion and beaten egg to potatoes.
Add salt and pepper then mix with your hands. Don't be scared to touch your food, the best way to get comfortable with food and cooking is to jump right in and push your discomfort aside.
Place your breadcrumbs in a shallow dish.
Form a pancake out of potato mixture (if you find that your mixture is too loose, add flour by the tablespoon until desired consistency).
Gently place pancake in breadcrumbs and lightly dredge.
Fry breaded pancakes in hot oil and flip when golden brown, they are very delicate so be careful!
When they are brown and crisp on both sides, gently remove to drain on paper towel lined plate.
Munch, munch, munch, munch, munch...You're going to LOVE them!!!!