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potato pancakes garnished with parsley on a white plate with sour cream
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Air Fryer Potato Pancakes

These crispy Air Fryer Potato Pancakes are the perfect next-day dish for leftover mashed potatoes! Try them as a side dish for dinner or brunch!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: German
Keyword: air fryer potato pancakes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 33kcal
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  • Air fryer
  • Mixing bowl



  • Scoop cold leftover mashed potatoes into mixing bowl.
  • Add diced green onions, flour, oregano, and smoked paprika to bowl.
  • Scramble egg in separate bowl, then add to potato mixture. Combine all ingredients well.
  • Form mixture into potato patties. Place potato pancakes into air fryer basket after oiling or lining with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Cook at 380°F for 10 minutes. Flip potato pancakes halfway through cooking.
  • Plate potato pancakes. Garnish with leftover green onions and serve with a side of sour cream (optional). Enjoy!



Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the "Air Fry" function.


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.