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Buffalo Mashed Potato Pancakes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • 3 cups prepared Idaho Spuds Creamy Ranch Potatoes preferable refrigerated overnight, cold
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup blue cheese crumbles plus more for topping
  • ½ cup flour + 6 TBS flour
  • 2 green onions chopped, plus 1 for garnish
  • 3 TBS buffalo sauce plus more for garnish
  • Blue cheese dressing for dipping
  • Vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Directions
  2. In a large bowl add potatoes, egg, cheddar cheese, ¼ cup blue cheese, 6 TBS flour, chopped green onions (2), and buffalo sauce; stir until completely mixed.*
  3. In a shallow bowl, add ½ cup flour. Form your pancakes using about 2 TBS of mixture- form into a pancake shape, about ½ inch thick, then dredge into flour to coat both sides; set aside and repeat for remaining mixture.
  4. In a high sided skillet, add about ½ cup oil, enough that the oil is about ½ inch high in the skillet. Heat over medium and add pancakes, cooking about 4-5 at a time, but not overcrowding them. Cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, until there is a golden crust forming**, flip and cook for 2-3 minutes on the other side. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain off excess oil. Repeat for all pancakes, adding oil as needed.
  5. Stack pancakes, about 4 per person. Drizzle blue cheese dressing, buffalo sauce, additional blue cheese crumbles, and green onions to garnish. Serve hot and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

* The potato mixture should be THICK, if it seems too thin, add more flour until it’s thicker.
**Careful not to flip the pancakes too soon or you risk them not having a nice crisp crust, and they will break apart.