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Mashed Potato Blinis

If it ever happens that you have leftover mashed potatoes, then this is what you need to make with them. There's something otherworldly about these. The soft, buttery-chive mashed potato inside with a crispy crust outside explodes with flavor in your mouth.

Recipe from The Cast-Iron Baking Book

Mashed Potato Blinis

Recipe created for

Finex Cast-Iron Skillet

Main ingredient

Mashed Potatoes

Cook time

Start to Finish: 60 Minutes

Serving size

Serves 6 to 12 (About 12 Pancakes)


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 3 oz. fresh chèvre (goat cheese)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2-3 tablespoons flour
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Quick Tip

You can serve these with so many toppings! Here are some favorites:
Sour cream and caviar
Sour cream and smoked salmon
Smoked salmon and caviar
Chunky applesauce
Scrambled eggs with bacon pieces
Fried eggs and salsa
Sliced avocado and salsa
Sliced avocado and smoked salmon

Recipe Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°F
  2. In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes with the chèvre and chives. Add the eggs and stir. Add the flour 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough is the consistency of thick pancake batter. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Melt the butter in the skillet over medium-high heat. Make small pancakes with spoonfuls of batter, leaving room in between them. you should deb able to fit 4 comfortably. Cook until browned on one side (about 2 minutes), flip and brown on the other side.
  4. Place cooked pancakes on a plate, cover with foil, and put in the oven to keep warm until all are cooked and ready to serve.
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