Simple and delicious. These crispy, savory potatoes pair perfectly with sweet applesauce.
Make 10-12 potato cakes
2 cups cold mashed potatoes
1. Mix mashed potatoes with the egg, a little salt, freshly ground pepper, and garlic powder.
2. Heat your skillet to a medium heat. Drizzle some olive oil in the skillet and add about 1/2 Tbsp. butter.
3. Shape the potato mixture into patties and flatten in the skillet. Salt and pepper the potato cakes. Then cover the skillet and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
4. Make sure the potato cakes have had a chance to brown and form a crispy crust before trying to flip them. If they are not crispy, they can crumble. If they crumble, just smash them back down and cook some more. Flip the potato cakes. Add a little more oilve oil and butter to the skillet. Salt and pepper again. Recover and cook again for 5 to 7 minutes.
Once they are crispy on both sides, they are done. Serve with applesauce.