Column and photos by Ali Carter, Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary
This may just be one of the best ways to use up leftover mashed potatoes.
Because mashed potatoes are so versatile, yours will likely have different ingredients, and amounts of ingredients, than mine.
The density and creaminess of the mashed potatoes will determine how much flour you’ll need to use in this recipe. The flour is what holds the potato cakes together, so be ready to add more flour if your mashed potatoes are runny, and less if they are thick.
February is the month of love, and I was feeling a bit giddy. I decided that it was necessary to shape a few of my cakes into hearts and share them with a special someone.
Whether you choose to form your mashed potato cakes into silly shapes or not, I hope you enjoy the recipe and have a wonderfully happy Valentine’s Day!