Savoury Potato Pancakes

We thought we would sneak in just one more pancake recipe with Shrove Tuesday this week, but this one has a slightly different savoury twist.

It’s a great recipe for using up leftover mash potato and can be dressed up with lots of tasty additions.

If your sweet tooth has well and truly been sated this Valentine’s Day then this is the perfect Pancake Day recipe for you.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 25 mins
  • Servings: Variable
  • Calories: 85
  • Dairy Free
  • No added sugar
  • Vegetarian


For the pancakes

  • 2 medium potatoes cooked and mashed or 300g left over mash potato
  • 1 leek chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons of plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1:

To begin with fry the leeks till they become translucent and just cooked. In a large bowl mix together the mash potato, cooked leeks, flour, baking powder and egg. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 2:

Heat a little oil in a frying pan and place a large spoonful of your savoury pancake mixture in, flattening it into a round with the back of the spoon.

Step 3:

Cook on both sides until nice and golden and there you have it, the perfect brunch starting point!

Step 4:

From here the sky is the limit, why not try adding some goats cheese and caramelised onion chutney or how about a poached egg, spinach and hollandaise sauce for a really special eggs florentine.

Fancy these?