Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

10 Ways to Reuse Your Thanksgiving Leftovers (That You Haven't Heard Of Yet)

Potatoes for Breakfast

Serve your leftover mashed potatoes for breakfast after Thanksgiving Day with Williams-Clark's Breakfast Potato Cakes recipe [source: Williams-Clark].


  • 4 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 cup green onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil, to coat pan


  • Mix together the first five ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Form cakes, resembling crab cakes, from the mixture.
  • Dip cakes into a bowl filled with the cornmeal. Coat both sides of each cake.
  • Brown potato cakes in a vegetable oil-greased pan on medium heat.
  • Place cakes on cookie sheet pan.
  • Bake cakes in a 350-degree Fahrenheit (176-degree Celsius) oven for 10-12 minutes or until heated through.

More to Explore