Let's Make Leftovers Great Again! Leftover Cheesy Mashed Potato Cakes are crispy on the outside and have a cheesy creamy mashed potato texture on the inside. It's the most delicious way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
In a large bowl, mix cold mashed potatoes with a fork to loosen them back up.
Add flour, eggs, cheese, and thyme and mix to combine.
Using an ice scream scoop or large spoon scoop out enough mashed potato mixture to form a ball about 3-4 inches in diameter.
Slightly flatten the ball and dip each side in bread crumbs. Set aside onto a plate and continue to make cakes until all of the potato mixture is gone.
Place a few cakes into your heated pan. Check periodically to make sure they are not burning and adjust heat as needed. I cooked mine about 3-5 minutes on each side. **If they seem to be browning too quickly....before inside of the cake and get hot....reduce heat slightly.
Serve immediately or Place on an oven safe dish and place in about a 275 Degree oven to keep warm and crispy until you are ready to serve.