Mashed potatoes are a quintessential part of Thanksgiving. You can't help but to love them. But when it comes time to use them up after the holidays, it can be hard to think of fresh ideas. I got this idea from Paula Deen and I just couldn't wait to give it a try. Turn mashed potatoes into flavor-loaded fried potato cakes. Use real breadcrumbs for this instead of the kind that comes in a can because it truly makes a difference in the end product. Paula also said that you could add shrimp to this which I think would be delicious but I left them out this go around. Use peanut oil as well because it works better than olive oil for frying (and it's cheaper).
|4 cups||leftover mashed potatoes|
|three sprigs fresh thyme leaves|
|Salt and pepper to taste|
|1 cup||fresh bread crumbs|
|1 cup||peanut oil for frying.|
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