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Left Over Mashed potato? No problem. Loaded, crispy mash potato fritters are perfect for an easy next day lunch or breakfast, for the kids. You can pretty much add whatever you want to the mix. Grated carrots, onions, a little red pepper: There’s not a lot a mash potato fritter doesn’t go with!
What Goes With Potato Fritters?
Mashed potato fritters have been served with many things here. As a crispy fritter with potato and cheese these are always an easy win with the kids so apart form having them on their own as a quick snack, here’s some other ways you could serve these fritters:
- With crispy bacon and a fried egg on top
- Add a handful of chopped spinach to the fritter mix before cooking for some extra energy boosting goodness
- Lay a piece of smoked salmon over eat cooked fritter
- With thinly sliced tomato and avocado
- With grilled salmon and veg
- Leftover roast chicken and a green salad
- Add some flaked cooked salmon for easy fishcakes
How To Stop Fritters Falling Apart
If your mashed potato is a little dry, it can lead to flaky, falling apart fritters. The eggs used in this recipe will stop this happening and bind all your ingredients together, but fritters can still fall apart in the pan.
There’s a few of things you can do to stop this happening:
- Make sure you’re using a good non stick pan like this one. Even though these fritters are dredged in flour, the mix can still be a little sticky. A non stick pan will help keep your fritters together
- Make sure you’re using enough oil or butter when you’re frying. Not only does this help stop the fritters sticking and crumbling, it crisps up the fritters beautifully.
- Resist turning the fritters until a crispy outer layer has formed. I cook fritters on a fairly low heat so I can leave them longer without burning them.
- Give each fritter enough room in the pan so you can get a spatula easily underneath the fritter to turn it
Clean Eating Fritter Recipes
How To Make Mashed Potato Fritters
Loaded Mash Potato Fritters
- 2 cups cooked mashed potato
- 1/2 cup grated cheese
- 2/3 cup flour
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives or spring onion
- olive oil or butter for frying
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Heat up a non stick fry pan on high. Add oil or butter.
- Spoon around 2 tablespoons of mash mixture for each fritter. Fry for about 1 min or until golden brown, then turn over with spatula. NOTE: You can make them as bigger or smaller. I try and make 12 to a batch.
- Cook in batches of 4 at a time.
- Serve immediately with sour cream on the side.