Potato Pancakes

Hands on time:  20 minutes   ///   Cook time:  8-10 minutes   ///   Servings:  4

2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
2 Tbsp + 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten
salt and pepper
2-4 Tbsp canola oil
Optional:  sour cream, 2 Tbsp chopped chives or scallions

1.  In a large bowl, combine potatoes, egg, 2 Tbsp flour, cheese, (chives/scallions), salt and pepper. 
2.  Use a spoon to combine all the ingredients together until they come together like a dough.  If your leftover potatoes were dryer add 1Tsp of water at a time.  If they were too moist, add more flour.
3.  Use hands to form into patties.
4.  Place 1/4 cup flour on a plate, coat the pancakes into the flour to evenly coat.
5.  Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a large pan over medium heat.
6.  Add the pancakes (do not overcrowd the pan) and cook about 4-5 minutes or until golden brown on each side.
7.  Add additional oil if needed for next batch in the pan.
8.  Serve with a dollop of sour cream and chives.