Italian Potato Pancakes

Italian Potato Pancakes

1 cup leftover mashed potatoes

1 cup flour

3 t. baking powder

a few sprigs of parsley, minced

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 eggs, slightly beaten

salt, pepper to taste

oil for deep frying

Mix all ingredients (except oil) in a bowl with a wooden spoon. The batter should be stiff, liked mashed potatoes. Heat the oil until very hot, and drop a spoonful of the batter into the oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides, turning once.