I think I’ve mentioned that I love French Fries, but I perhaps haven’t made it clear that I consider myself quite well versed on the topic of potatoes in all their forms. I think nothing quite makes a meal without a side of mashed potatoes. They are so simple, and so versatile, and so buttery. But what happens when you make too many to eat in one sitting, or, more likely, the person eating with you cuts you off from your mashed potato habit and makes you stop eating them? You make potato patties the next morning of course! These are like breakfast mashed potatoes. If you put a fried egg on them, they even seem like a healthy breakfast choice. My Mom used to make these and I always look forward to them. I hope you enjoy!
Mashed potatoes (any flavor will do)
1/4 Cup Flour (I combine 1/8 cup whole wheat flour and 1/8 cup white flour)
Dash of Salt
Dash of Pepper
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Heat olive oil in skillet
Combine Flour (s), salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes in small bowl
With floured hands, form mashed potatoes into small, flattened rounds
Cover mashed potato patties with flour mixture
Fry potato patties over medium high heat, flip when sides are brown and crispy, about 4 minutes each side.
Top with a fried egg, avocado, tomato, creme fraiche, whatever you like!