There is nothing better than Air Fryer Mashed Potato Pancakes, and they are so good! My kids love eating these as a side dish or snack. So the next time you want a delicious batch of Potato pancakes from mashed potatoes, look no further than to your air fryer!
Air Fryer Mashed Potato Pancakes are amazing! Today, I had some leftover Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes and made this for lunch for my kids! It is amazing. If you love loaded potato skins, you will love these.
Whenever you have leftover mashed potatoes, whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or even a family Sunday Dinner. Make these with the leftovers, they air fry up so nicely, and they are filled to the brim with all of your favorite toppings, shredded cheese, bacon bits, green scallions, and then deep-friend in the air fryer. The result of the panko-crusted goodness in your mouth!
My mother used to make the same recipe, although we referred to them as potato fritters or potato pancakes. They make a fantastic side dish for any meal! They are delicious.
What Are Air Fryer Mashed Potato Pancakes?
Another common name that they go by is Potato Fritters. They are so good! And since you use hardly any oil, the air fryer cooks them up to perfection!
Crispy on the outside and tender and delicious on the inside! My family loves a crispy potato cake! Of course, my kids usually eat a batch of potato cakes. Who can stop at just one?
The Best Air Fryer Mashed Potato Pancakes
If you have been looking for the best recipe for air fryer potato cakes, look no further! This is an incredible recipe, and you can use any leftover mashed potatoes air fryer, and your family will thank you!
This is a great way to use up any leftovers, and soon you will have a great batch of air fryer mashed potato pancakes!
Air Fryer Mashed Potato Pancakes
Made with leftover mashed potatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, sliced green scallions, and bacon bits, and then molded with the flour and egg’s help, which helps hold its shape. And then you air fry it up with a light coating of panko bread crumbs. The result is impressive! A perfect Air Fryer Potato Pancake.
How To Make Air Fryer Mashed Potato Pancakes
Mix the mashed potatoes, egg, flour, shredded cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and sliced green onions in a medium-sized bowl. Mix well.
In another bowl, pour your panko bread crumbs.
Form a potato pancake, then coat it with the panko bread crumbs. Place your coated potato pancakes on a parchment-lined dish. Place the potato pancakes into the freezer for about 10 to 15 minutes until frozen solid.
Lay a piece of parchment paper down, and then place the frozen potato pancake on top. Ensure that the parchment paper is correctly balanced, so it does not have any chance of hitting the heating element.
Air Fry for 15 minutes, 380 degrees F, air fryer setting, flipping halfway.
How To Make Potato Pancakes Stick Together
This is a straightforward recipe, but sometimes your potato mixture will not stick together while you form them.
Here are some solutions to that. I usually add either more flour or bread crumbs to the mixture. If you find your mix too dry, on the other hand, you can add another egg.
What goes with potato pancakes?
Today, I served it with a side of sour cream, which is what my mom served it with. The other great options are ranch dressing, some hot sauce.
You can also make it a to-go meal but serving it up in parchment or aluminum foil and have a to-go potato pancake lunch or snack.
What Air Fryer Can I Make These In?
I have made my air fryer potato pancakes recipe with several different models, in will work well in the Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot Vortex, Power XL Air Fryer, Emeril Air Fryer, and the Instant Pot Crisp Lid.
The recipe is adaptable in either an air fryer oven or basket models.
What do you eat potato cakes with?
I love serving these as a snack, but they go perfectly well with anything you want to eat. Here are some of my favorite suggestions, all made in the air fryer.
- AIR FRYER PORTERHOUSE STEAK
- AIR FRYER COPYCAT TACO BELL CRUNCHWRAP SUPREME
- NINJA FOODI AIR FRYER TACO PIE
- AIR FRYER SIRLOIN STEAK
How to store leftover potato cakes
If you have leftover mashed potato pancakes, let them cool to room temperature, and then place them into an airtight container.
They will last about 2 to 3 days.
How to reheat potato fritters
If you want to reheat them, you can either use your microwave or place them back into the air fryer basket. Air fry for about 3 to 5 minutes, at 350 degrees F, until heated through.
More Air Fryer Recipes:
If you love my recipe for air fryer potato pancakes, you should love these recipes too!
- Copycat Wingers Sticky Chicken Fingers
- Olive Garden Copycat Toasted Ravioli
- Copycat Panera Wild Blueberry Muffins
- Bang Bang Shrimp
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Air Fryer Mashed Potato Pancakes
- 2 cups mashed potatoes, cold
- 1 cup shredded cheese, cheddar
- 1/4 cup bacon bits
- 1 stalk green scallion
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix the mashed potatoes, egg, flour, shredded cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and sliced green onions. Mix well.
- In another bowl, pour your panko bread crumbs.
- Form a potato pancake, then coat it with the panko bread crumbs. Place your coated potato pancakes on a parchment-lined dish. Place the potato pancakes into the freezer for about 10 to 15 minutes, until frozen solid.
- Lay a piece of parchment paper down, and then place the frozen potato pancake on top. Ensure that the parchment paper is properly balanced, so it does not have any chance of hitting the heating element.
- Air Fry for 15 minutes, 380 degrees F, air fryer setting, flipping halfway.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
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