This is one of the ways I like to use up leftover mashed potatoes. I turn them into hash browns, hence the name. It’s not fancy, it’s real, simple home cookin’. You probably do this already, but if you don’t, here’s how I do it.
This makes 3 patties. Take about 3/4 to one cup of leftover mashed potatoes and put it in a small bowl. Add one egg, salt and pepper to taste or other seasonings you like (garlic is really good!) . Mix well with a fork. Add butter or duck fat to a skillet and let it get hot. Pour the potatoes in three piles and flatten with a fork to about 1/2 an inch thick.
Turn the heat to medium. Allow to brown well before turning over. If you flip them too early, they will fall apart.
Cook the other side until brown. Serve hot with eggs. I like homemade ketchup or salsa with my mash browns and eggs. They are plain good (or good plain), on their own too!
How do you use up leftover mashed potatoes?