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Baked Mashed Potato Pies

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Baked Mashed Potato Pies

 

Baked Mashed Potato Pies are a delicious twist on traditional mashed potatoes, offering a crispy outside and a

soft, fluffy inside. This recipe is a fantastic way to use up leftover mashed potatoes and turn them into a delicious

side dish or snack. Follow these steps to make crispy, golden potato cakes that are sure to be a hit.

Ingredients

• 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes (cold)

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• 1 large egg, beaten

• 1/2 cup grated cheese (cheddar, parmesan or your choice)

• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, more extra for molds

• 2 Tablespoon chopped fresh scallions or chives

• Salt and pepper to taste

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• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)

• 2 tablespoons melted butter or olive oil for brushing

Optional additions:

• Cooked bacon, crumbled

• Cooked, crumbled sausage

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• Chopped vegetables (peppers, onions, etc.)

Step-by-step instructions

STEP 1: PREHEAT OVEN AND PREPARE BAKING TRAY

1.Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

2. Line a baking tray with baking paper or lightly grease it to prevent sticking.

STEP 2: MIX INGREDIENTS

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1. Mix ingredients: In a large bowl, mix together mashed potatoes, beaten egg, grated cheese, flour, chives (or

scallions), salt, pepper and garlic powder until well combined.If you are using optional add-ons, add them now.

STEP 3: MOLD POTATO CAKE

1. Flour your hands: Lightly flour your hands to prevent them from sticking.

2. Form patties: Remove part of the potato mixture and shape it into a patty.The cakes should be about 1/2 inch

thick. Place each cake on the prepared baking sheet.

3. Repeat the process until all the mixture is used, distributing the cakes evenly on the baking sheet.

STEP 4: BAKING

1.Brush: Lightly brush the surface of the potato cakes with melted butter or olive oil. This creates a crispy, golden

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exterior.

2. Bake: Place in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown.

3.Flip: Carefully flip each potato cake over and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes or until both sides are crispy

and golden brown.

STEP 5: SERVE

1. Allow to cool slightly: Allow the potato cakes to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before serving.

2. Garnish: Optionally garnish with chopped chives or additional spring onions.3. Serve: Enjoy the potato

pancakes warm as a side dish or with a dollop of sour cream, applesauce or your favorite sauce.

Final Thoughts

Baked Mashed Potato Cakes are a versatile and delicious way to reuse leftover mashed potatoes. These cakes are

crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and can be customized with different toppings and cheeses to suit

your taste. They are perfect for breakfast, as a side dish or even as a snack.Enjoy the comforting flavors and

textures of these easy-to-make potato cakes.

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