Thanksgiving was wonderful. You pulled off a fantastic meal without any terrible catastrophe but now your stuck with piles of leftovers! Other than live on turkey sandwiches for the next three days, here’s a recipe that will chip away at all those mashed potatoes. Try these Fish Cakes for a turkey-free Thanksgiving leftover “mash” up 🙂
2 white fish filets (about 6-8 ounces), steamed, cooled, and flaked (I “steam” fish all the time for my little guy in a tin foil packet with a little butter, salt, and pepper in the oven at 375 degrees until white and flakey, about 7 minutes)
1 cup left over mashed potatoes
1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs, plus more for coating
1 egg, lightly beaten
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all the ingredients from fish to pepper in a large bowl by folding gently.
Form into 6 round patties.
Heat a large pan over medium heat. Coat with a generous helping of EVOO. Gently toss the cakes in your extra panko and add into the pan. Cook until golden brown on eat side, about 7 minutes on each side, adding more EVOO if needed. Serve with lemon and tartar or try a mix of mayo and Sriracha for a kick of heat!
This delicious Thanksgiving leftover idea is simple while remaining super flavorful. The best part is, half the work is already done when you start! I hope you enjoy this dish (almost!) as much as your Thanksgiving dinner 🙂
Stephanie a.k.a. The Foodetarian