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Air Fryer Potato Pancakes

Air Fryer Potato Pancakes

Air Fryer Potato Pancakes are my favorite side dish! They're quick and easy and use up leftovers! It's a way to totally transform leftover mashed potatoes into something tasty and unique!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 235 kcal


  • 1 cup leftover chilled mashed potatoes
  • 1 russet potato grated
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sharp white cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp chives
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt


  • In a large batter bowl, mix together leftover mashed potatoes (you want them cold), 1 grated russet potato, flour, cheese, egg and seasonings
  • Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment
  • Using medium scoop, scoop out 8 balls of mixture and place on parchment
  • Flatten scoops of potato patties slightly
  • Place baking sheet in freezer for 10-15 minutes
  • remove from freezer, using metal spatula (thin so it can get under patties - they won't be frozen, just chilled) lay four pancakes into air fryer
  • spritz with olive oil and air fry at 400 for 5 min
  • Open air fryer, flip, spritz with oil, sprinkle with salt and air fry at 400 for 5 min more
  • Serve with sour cream, salt and more chives


Can potato pancakes be frozen?
Yes definitely – you can freeze before or after making them.
How do you freeze potato pancakes?
If freezing before – cover batter patties with plastic wrap and freeze until solid. Then remove the pucks and place them in a stack with parchment paper between them.
Can potato pancakes be made ahead of time?
Yes – definitely! Freeze the pucks and take them out when ready to make.
How do you reheat potato pancakes?
Air fry for 3-4 minutes at 350. You want a lower temp so they heat but not continue to brown.


Serving: 2pattiesCalories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 28.4gProtein: 10.4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5.1gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 756mgPotassium: 458mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.6gCalcium: 184mgIron: 2mg
Keyword air fryer, potatoes
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