I have left over mashed potatoes. That means I get to make potato pancakes. Monday is my cooking with left-overs day. When I make mashed potatoes for dinner I tend to make a larger than we need batch because I have a few recipes that use the left overs. This might turn into potato week, but that's fine with me because I love potatoes. It might be my Irish blood, but I just find them quite hardy and versatile. This is also a good recipe for using instant mashed potatoes from food storage.
2 and 1/2 cup mashed potatoes
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup +/- Flour
Salt and Pepper to taste
Mix in milk and flour with the mashed potatoes, adjusting milk and/or flour until it forms a thick dough. Knead the dough briefly on a floured surface. Pinch off balls of dough and flatten to form pancakes. Fry on a buttered pan or hot griddle for about 3-5 min per side. Serve hot and top with either potato toppings or pancake toppings.
Here are my glorious left over mashed potatoes.
Band Name: Dough Balls.