Pea and Mash Fritters; Using Up Leftovers

I had actually forgotten that I’d started this post a few months ago, but I made these again yesterday for my toddler and they were devoured in seconds, so I thought it was worth posting the recipe.

Leftover Mash and Pea Fritters

  • Servings: Serves 4 as sides / serves 2 as a main
  • Difficulty: easy
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A great way to use up leftover mash. A rough recipe that can be amended as needed


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 200g Leftover mashed potato
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 block of Applewood smoked cheese (grated)
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Add the peas into a jug with a little water and defrost in microwave for a few minutes
  • Add the mash, peas, grated cheese, salt and pepper into a large bowl and combine well
  • Heat oil in a large, flat pan for a minute of two until hot
  • With wet hands, scoop out a small handful of the mixture and flatten into a patty shape
  • Repeat this and place as many as you can fit into the pan (usually 4 – 5 fritters)
  • Reduce the pan to a medium – high heat and cook the fritters for 5-10 minutes each side.
  • Flip and cook the other sides. Repeat if needed.

The Applewood cheese is a total game changer for me. I love the flavour and I rate it’s melt-ability as a 10/10. Because it’s so melty it works in the recipe as a binding agent, holding everything together, it adds a lovely cheesy flavour and browns off nicely too.

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