They are very easy to make and flexible! So sausage eggs and cheese can be added. You can also use bacon, Canadian bacon, and meat fillings! Use your favorite way! This is one of the starting points for making and making your own recipes.
6 cups leftover mashed potatoes
1 cup all purpose flour plus more for dusting
1 large egg
1 lb ground meat I used pork, but chicken, turkey or beef will do
1 small/medium onion finely diced
1 large carrot grated
1 garlic clove
2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup fine bread crumbs plain or Italian style
1.Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add 1-2 Tbsp olive oil and 1 lb ground meat. Saute, breaking it up until cooked through then season with 1 tsp salt and a pinch of pepper. Remove to a separate dish.
2.In the same skillet, add 2 Tbsp oil then add onions and carrots. Stir and saute over medium heat for 5 min until golden and softened. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Return meat with juices to the pan.
3.Press in 1 garlic clove and add chopped parsley. Cook stirring 1 minute or until fragrant. Remove from heat.
4.Mash or stir together 6 cups mashed potatoes with 1 egg and 1 cup flour. Place a rounded ice cream scoop of mixture into a well-floured hand and pat it into a disk. If potatoes seem too sticky, sprinkle with a little flour to keep it from sticking to your hand.
5.Place a heaping tablespoon of filling into the center and pinch the edges together to seal. Dip stuffed pancake in bread crumbs, turning to coat. Pat the stuffed pancake into a flat disk.
6.Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Once oil is hot, add pancakes and sautee 3-4 minutes per side or until golden. If browning too fast, reduce heat. Repeat with remaining pancakes adding more oil as needed. Remove to a plate lined with papertowels and serve warm.