“My Best After Thanksgiving Day Potato Pancakes”

Every year I look forward to making these potato pancakes. They just don’t taste the same unless I use thanksgiving leftovers and they are fried in a CI (cast iron) skillet.

The morning after Thanksgiving, I get up and put the kettle on and head to the frig and the leftover mashed.


  • leftover mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 TBSPs of  flour (depends on how dry or moist the egg mixture turns out to be really)
  • 2 TBSPs of giblet gravy (Yeah, stick to this measurement or I won’t be responsible for failed pancakes)
  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese (Ok, this is by sight really.  Enjoy yourself but not too much)
  • 1/4 cup minced onions ( or a good sprinkle of dried onions)
  • 1 TBSP of capers
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with or without sour cream. ( I definitely have to have it with)

Mix everything up together in the pan with your leftover mashed.  Drop by spoonfuls into a hot skillet with plenty of olive oil, butter or bacon grease (remember this is a treat!) Fry over medium heat until golden brown on both sides.  Serve with a teaspoon of sour cream on each pancake.  This year I had mine with 2 ground pork patties and some cranberry sauce on the side.

It’s the day after Thanksgiving.  Sit down with your full plate, some hot tea or coffee and pop a DVD of Poldark into the computer to watch while you savor.  The day’s chores ahead won’t seem so daunting.

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