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Air Fryer Potato Pancakes

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If you have leftover mashed potatoes needing to be eaten you will want to turn them into Air Fryer Potato Pancakes! With just a few ingredients, you will create crispy potato pancakes that go with just about any dish! 

Air Fryer Potato Pancakes

Have you ever cleaned up dinner and carefully stored your leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge to only dump them out a few days later when no one has eaten them? This used to be a constant dilemma in our home, but I discovered how easy and delicious Air Fryer Potato Pancakes are to make from leftover mashed potatoes. Once you make these once, they will be your new favorite way to eat leftover mashed potatoes. You will love these for so many reasons!

  • They are easy. 
  • Use leftovers.
  • Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. 
  • Kid favorite addition to any meal. 
air fryer potato pancake

If your family loves potatoes be sure to try our duchess potatoes and our mashed potato casserole

What is the difference between potato pancakes and latkes?

Potato pancakes are round and made from mashed potatoes whereas latkes are a little less uniform and are made from pieces of shredded potatoes. Potato pancakes are thinner and latkes are thicker. 

Air Fryer Potato Pancakes

How to Make Air Fryer Potato Pancakes

  • In a medium bowl, add all the ingredients.

  • Mix everything until all the ingredients are well combined.

  • Take ¼ cup of the mixture and make patties.

Air Fryer Potato Pancakes
  • Place the patties in the Air fryer and cook at 380 ˚F for 8 minutes

  • After 8 minutes, flip the potato pancakes and cook for another 8 minutes

Air Fryer Potato Pancakes
  • Serve hot, garnish with green onion and sour cream if desired
Air Fryer Potato Pancakes

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • You want to make sure that your mashed potatoes are cooled so that you can form your pancakes. 
  • Use different toppings and dipping sauces to mix these up however you choose. 
  • You can use any flavor of mashed potatoes to make these as long as they are cold. If they are warm the pancakes will not stick together. 
  • When you flip these in the Air Fryer be extra careful because they are delicate. 
Air Fryer Potato Pancakes

Storage

You will want to store your Air Fryer Potato pancakes in the fridge in an airtight container. These will last up to 2 days. Over time they become mushier. 

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How to reheat Air Fryer Potato Pancakes?

You can warm these up in the microwave or oven if you prefer. Just warm them up to your desired temperature. You can also reheat them in your Air Fryer as well for a few minutes. 

air fryer potato pancake

Air Fryer Potato Pancakes

If you have leftover mashed potatoes needing to be eaten you will want to turn them into Air Fryer Potato Pancakes! With just a few ingredients, you will create crispy potato pancakes that go with just about any dish!

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, add all the ingredients.
  2. Mix everything until all the ingredients are well combined.
  3. Take ¼ cup of the mixture and make patties.
  4. Place the patties in the Air fryer and cook at 380 ˚F for 8 minutes
  5. After 8 minutes, flip the potato pancakes and cook for another 8 minutes
  6. Serve hot, garnish with green onion and sour cream if desired

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 429mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g

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