New Years Eve was fairly quiet at our house. Jon and I went out to dinner and then made a mad dash for home where we watched TV for most of the evening. Yeah, we live life on the edge. So come morning, I asked Jon what he wanted for breakfast and he happened to mention there were left over mashed potatoes and they would make some very nice potato pancakes. Hey, this girl can take a hint and off to the kitchen I went. I like to serve the pancakes topped with scrambled eggs and salsa - an awesome New Year's breakfast no doubt.
Buzz By Annie's Potato Pancakes
3 cups (or so) of left over mashed potatoes
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 Tablespoons flour
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Place a skillet over medium high heat and add 3-4 Tablespoons of olive oil into the skillet. Take about a 1/2 cup of the potatoes at a time and form into patties and place in the skillet when the oil is heated. Let the patties cook until the underside is golden (the Parmesan cheese makes a really nice crust) and then carefully turn and let cook on the other side, approx 3-4 minutes each side.
While the pancakes are cooking, prepare and scramble some eggs. When the pancakes are golden brown on both sides, it's time to plate them up! I like to just mound everything - so put one or two pancakes on a plate, top with some scrambled eggs and salsa. Voila!