This a great for after Thanksgiving when I have both regular and sweet potato leftovers. Serve with your favorite condiment or eat them plain, they are very flavorful. Sweet potato caramelizes better and is often more watery so I add more flour when using sweet potatoes. My favorite seasoning mixes to add are Trader Joe’s Every Day Seasoning and Cajun spice mix.
1 tablespoon oil
1.5-2 cups mashed potato leftovers, yams or sweet potatoes
1 shallot, diced
1 clove garlic, minced(optional)
1/4 -1/2 teaspoon of your favorite seasoning mix(optional)
1 large egg
1/4 cup flour
salt & pepper
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Place a skillet on the stove, preferable cast iron(mine was being used), and heat to med-high, add a generous amount of high heat cooking oil.
Using a table spoon add heaping scoops of potato mixture to the pan, flatten out slightly and cook until dark brown, flip and cook other side until dark brown.
Remove from pan and place onto paper towels to cool and absorb oil before serving.