Leftover Mashed Potatoes

Paradise, California
June 15, 2017 2:31pm CST
I like to make extra mashed potatoes, so I can make tuna & potato patties the next day. My mama made these for years, but now she doesn't do the dinner cooking anymore, so it falls into my unworthy hands. I've learned to make pretty good ones though. It's just mashed potatoes with a can of tuna, egg, bread crumbs, a couple tbsp. flour,, chopped onion, garlic & lemon pepper. Sometimes I put in a bit of lemon juice. Then you just mix up all lhe goo, make patties and roll them in flour, and fry them till the "crust" is nice and brown on both sides. Top them with nice melting butter - we think they're delicious! Anything special you like to make with leftover mashed taters?
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
15 Jun 17
I make potato cakes with cold mashed potatoes, a little flour, salt and pepper, sometimes some cheese, onions and bacon, roll them in flour and fry in canola oil. Very similar to yours, but I haven't tried it with tuna.
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• Paradise, California
15 Jun 17
Ooh the bacon sounds really good, I think I'll try it that way next time. How do you do the cheese, do you shred it? Sounds awesome!
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@marlina (77831)
• Canada
15 Jun 17
@CinnamonGrl I think that the cheese must be grated.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
16 Jun 17
I mix them to chopped tuna, some capers a bit of mayo, I roll in my hands to make small balls and serve cold.
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• Paradise, California
16 Jun 17
I should try that sometime, I never thought of having them cold. Sounds good, though!
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
16 Jun 17
@CinnamonGrl In summer those little tuna balls are very good, served with a lettuce salad and a bit mayo they are a good lunch.
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• Paradise, California
16 Jun 17
@LadyDuck I'm going to try it next time I have left over.
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• United States
15 Jun 17
We do the same thing with leftover mashed potatoes. Those tuna patties have been a family favorite in our house for generations.
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@marlina (77831)
• Canada
15 Jun 17
Good with salmon too.
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• United States
15 Jun 17
@marlina salmon would definitely work too yum
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• Paradise, California
16 Jun 17
@marlina oh yeh, salmon would be so yummy!
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• United States
15 Jun 17
Ooo that sounds lovely!!! We make just the regular Irish Tato Cakes..just the way you make them but no tuna or lemon or garlic or onion..they are just butter flour tatos and fry them up in an iron fry pan..so good.
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• Paradise, California
15 Jun 17
Yeh, I remember my mom making them like that too, now that you mention it. She didn't always put the tuna in.
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• United States
15 Jun 17
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• United States
15 Jun 17
@CinnamonGrl Oh yes we also put an egg or two in to bind the spuds.
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@RasmaSandra (19660)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 Jun 17
That sounds very good. I have made mashed potato patties and one time stuffed them with some ground beef.
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• Paradise, California
15 Jun 17
That sounds good too
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@marlina (77831)
• Canada
15 Jun 17
I never thought of putting ground beef in potato patties. But come to think of it, we can add whatever we want too.
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@mandala100 (50408)
• Hong Kong
16 Jun 17
That lefover mashed potatoes seems so cool and yummy!
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• Paradise, California
16 Jun 17
They are very tasty
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@mandala100 (50408)
• Hong Kong
19 Jun 17
@CinnamonGrl Oh that's really cool to hear.
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• Philippines
18 Jun 17
I never give a left over mashed potatoes, most specially if it's from the fast food chain.
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• United States
16 Jun 17
Almost the same as you with the tuna but sometimes we add either crumbled lamb or ground turkey and make a casserole. Sounds yummy @CinnamonGrl and nice to make your acquaintance !
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• Paradise, California
16 Jun 17
I remember my mother made something called Sheperds Pie that sounds similar, a cassrole with meat and potatoes. I should ask how she made that
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• United States
16 Jun 17
@CinnamonGrl that is exactly what it is and it is so simple and varied upon recipe to recipe, hope it tastes delicious should you try to make it some time !
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• Paradise, California
16 Jun 17
@enlightenedpsych2 I'm going to pin a note to my bulletin board to remind myself. Hadn't thought of Shepherd's Pie in years, but I remember liking it!
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• United States
16 Jun 17
sounds yummy, what time's supper? i don't wish to be late, lol. lefto'er taters 're starters fer many thingies, e'en fried 'p like pancakes with some yummy maple syrup 'n lots 'f butter.
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• Paradise, California
16 Jun 17
too late, lol. We eat early. And yup, gotta be a lot of butter!
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• United States
16 Jun 17
@CinnamonGrl i reckon'd so. prolly a good thingy coz the flour'd made me quite ill, lol. i doubt ya 've almond 'r sorghum flour 's a sub 't'cher place :)
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@sallypup (28498)
• Moses Lake, Washington
12 Dec
@crazyhorseladycx Almond flour rocks! I've made tasty pancakes with that.
@marlina (77831)
• Canada
15 Jun 17
You think that your tuna patties are delicious and just reading about how you make them, I would kind of agree with you. If only I could get a taste of them!
• Paradise, California
15 Jun 17
Maybe you'll make some one of these days
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@marlina (77831)
• Canada
15 Jun 17
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@CRK109 (14413)
• United States
16 Jun 17
Now those sound wonderful! I am definitely going to have to try making them very soon! Thanks for a great idea!
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• Paradise, California
16 Jun 17
It's one of our standard dishes around here. Actually it's part of the "rut" i'm in cooking-wise. We do still love them, but I need to vary my menu lol
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@CRK109 (14413)
• United States
16 Jun 17
@CinnamonGrl I'd never heard of making these until you mentioned it so I'm pretty excited about it now.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
28 Jun 17
That sounds scrumptious! We are such pigs, we never have leftovers.
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• Paradise, California
28 Jun 17
LOL. My mother eats like a bird these days or we wouldn't either.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
22 Jun 17
My Mom used to make what she called potato pancakes. It's very similar to how you make yours less the tuna.
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• Paradise, California
24 Jun 17
Yeh, I was reminded that my mom used to make them plain sometimes, too. We love potatoes in every form, I should think of doing tthat as a side dish more often.
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@Susan2015 (21673)
• United States
20 Jun 17
No, but I really like mashed potatoes with gravy on them. Just plain.
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• Paradise, California
24 Jun 17
One of my favorite meals is a nice tender roast with mashed potatoes and gravy on the side. Oh YUM
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• United States
16 Jun 17
I have never heard of tuna & potato patties. My mom makes salmon cakes some days and they are good. I do like to have left over mash potatoes though so I can have them for lunch the next day. I like to add cheese and garlic into them.
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• Paradise, California
19 Jun 17
Yum! I like cheese and garlic in potatoes, too
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@prashu228 (25504)
• India
16 Jun 17
That sounds interesting, we don't have that type of dishes here. I will try
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• Paradise, California
16 Jun 17
My mom and I love potatoes fixed all sorts of ways. Maybe you don't have potatoes so much in India?
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@Tampa_girl7 (26197)
• United States
15 Jun 17
I sometimes make potato pancakes with them
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• Paradise, California
16 Jun 17
They are good even plain
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@Corbin5 (115753)
• United States
15 Jun 17
My mom would use leftover mashed potatoes to make potato pancakes, but not sure what she added to the mashed potato. They sure did taste good. I do not eat mashed potatoes, so leftovers are no in the picture.
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• Paradise, California
15 Jun 17
I can't kick the potato habit, lol
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
20 Jun 17
I just make fried mashed potato patties but this sounds like a good Friday meal for us during Lent.
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@just4him (127043)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Jun 17
That does sound good. I don't do anything special with them, but now I want to make some.
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