Potato cakes or croquettes are one of the best ways to use up leftovers. All you have to do is mix the leftovers into your potato mash, fry them up, and dinner is served! The recipe below is perfect for the day after Thanksgiving, when you also have leftover mashed potatoes to use up.
Use this recipe as a guideline: if you have leftover greens, squash, or other veggies, they can get thrown in too! Just be sure you have enough potato to hold everything together, or your patties will fall apart in the pan. Using cold potatoes is key, so if you're making mashed potatoes just for this dish, consider making them in the morning.