Potatoes and I are best friends. I love them to death and would eat them anyway they are prepared. I guess I am just a potato kind of gal!
Here is my version of homemade mashed potato latkes that are less traditional, but still oh so good. They are great to make for breakfast the next morning if you have leftover mashed potatoes from the night before!
Instead of shredding the potatoes and squeezing out the moisture and water from them, I use mashed potatoes instead. It creates a creamy center, is a bit more dense and filling, and makes the process a little easier. I hope you enjoy these because they are a favorite of mine!
Mashed Potato Latkes
4 cups prepared mashed potatoes
5 tablespoons organic onion, grated
2 pastured eggs, lightly beaten (why you shouldn’t trust deceptive labels like “organic” or “free-range”)
2 tablespoons organic flour (sprouted, preferably) (where to buy sprouted flours)
2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste (where to buy U.S. sea salt)
1/2 teaspoon white pepper, plus more to taste
3 tablespoons bacon fat, duck fat, coconut oil, or avocado oil for pan frying (where to buy good fats)
1. In a large glass bowl, combine the potatoes, onion, eggs, flour, salt, and pepper; mix until evenly incorporated.
2 . Using the potato mixture, form thin patties in your desired size.
3. Over medium heat, allow bacon fat (or whatever oil you choose) to get hot. Add latkes into the oil, frying in batches, and ensuring they are spaced apart to make for easier flipping.
4. Cook each side 5 to 7 minutes until golden brown.
5. Serve hot with sour cream and chives, or even lacto-fermented ketchup!
Finally, you may also want to check out this recipe for Mouthwatering Sweet Potato Latkes if you want to try something a bit different to satisfy your potato cravings!
Joyce Moore via Facebook says
My Mom used to make these whenever she had leftover mashed potatoes from dinner. I actually prefer these over traditional latkes.
Sarah Imrie via Facebook says
I meal prep 10lbs of organic sweet potatoes every Sunday. I always leave some for these. Kids love them for breakfast or dinner. I serve them as a breakfast tower, latke, Applegate bacon and egg. Amazing grain free breakfast that even my kids won’t complain about.
Katheryn Barrett via Facebook says
What is a left over potato?
Food Renegade via Facebook says
Katheryn, leftover mashed potatoes
I put duck fat (to be CF), sea salt, and parsley in my mashed potatoes. I love just making potato pancakes with leftover mashed. I don’t add anything, just make them into hamburger sized patties and fry them in bacon grease until golden brown! AMAZING and so easy! We used to beg for them as kids.
Hilda Labrada Gore says
Katie, my potato latkes do not look as nice as yours, but they definitely are yummy! Our family also cannot get enough! Thanks for the reminder about these, as I’m sure we’ll have leftover mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving!
Mine fell apart. :'(
Paul Deeb says
Hopefully no one reading this recipe thinks this is healthy or should be eat on a daily basis. This dis is high in saturated fat and cholesterol which leads to heart disease. There is no reason to eat eggs or especially bacon fat. Frying potatoes in oil or fat create acrylamide, a well known carcinogen. Just make your mashed potatoes into little cakes and bake them in the oven. No oil, no butter, no bacon or duck oil
“However, evidence from human studies has shown that, for most cancer types, there is no link between acrylamide and cancer risk. Some studies have suggested a higher risk of womb cancer, but the evidence is weak and inconsistent, so we can’t be sure if this link is real. Even food industry workers, who are exposed to twice as much acrylamide as other people, do not have higher rates of cancer.”