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Ingredients

2 1/2 cups leftover mashed potatoes (I use twice baked-recipe follows)

1 1/2 cup shredded leftover fish (easier to shred at room temp)

1 egg

2 cups panko

1/2 tsp cracked black pepper (cracked not regular)

1/2 tsp cajun seasoning

sprinkle of paprika

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Twice Baked Potatoes:

4-5 pound bag of golden yukon potatoes or 4 large russet potatoes; I leave skin on (this is your choice)

1/2 cup shredded Monterrey cheddar cheese

1/2 tsp salt and pepper each

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 cup green onions, chopped

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup sour cream

3 TBSP butter

Directions

Mash together your potatoes and fish. Add in the seasonings then the egg and panko. Mix well. Form into small patties, approximately 2-3 inches. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or all day. I like to do this in the morning so I can can breathe as dinner approaches knowing I already have it all together.

In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1/4 cup oil. Once the oil is hot (you can drop a small crumb from your patties to see if the oil sizzles, if so, then you’re ready) and pan-fry the patties 2-3 minutes on each side until they reach a golden brown. You might have to do this in batches of 3-4 patties as you don’t want to overcrowd the pan. Serve hot and enjoy!

For the potatoes

Boil potatoes in a large stockpot until you can insert a fork easily into the center of a potato. Drain, toss in the butter, cheese, seasoning, sour cream, green onions and milk. Mash until everything is combined.

article courtesy of KitchenDaily.com

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