We had a bowl leftover mashed potatoes from a dinner a couple nights back. What to do? Our favorite way to use up leftover mashed potatoes is the following recipe:
Garlic-Cheese Potato Patties
4 cups leftover mashed potatoes
1 Tbsp. granulated onion
1 Tbsp. granulated garlic
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 cup cheese powder
1 cup colby-jack shredded cheese
In a bowl mix mashed potatoes, onion, garlic, and pepper. Mix thoroughly with your impeccably clean hands. Add in the cheese powder and mix well. Last, add the shredded cheese and mix one final time.
In a frying pan, melt 1 – 2 Tbsp. of butter to coat the pan. Form your potato mixture into small hamburger-shaped patties and place as many as you can comfortably fit in your pan. Cook until golden on the first side (about 5 minutes on low-medium hear) and flip to finish cooking on second side. Serve immediately. Enjoy!